Tampa, FL – The Housing & Education Alliance will pay tribute to both the unsung heroes and community champions of housing during the organization’s fifth annual HEART Awards taking place on Thursday September 27th at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. Led by Lissette Campos of ABC Action News, a spirited celebration of achievement will be at the heart of this dinner event that will feature individual success stories from the organizations’ constituents as well as the recipients of the awards in the following categories: Collaboration, Housing, Finance, Real Estate, Homelessness, Education, Volunteerism, Leadership and new this year – a Public/Private Partnership Award [P3] will be given to those Public entities (Cities, Counties) who have demonstrated effective leadership through partnering with Private entities to facilitate catalytic redevelopment projects.
In addition to the awards, this year’s event theme – Rainbow Nation – will be brought to life under the canopy of the Savannah trees, with the call of native drums and the excitement of a safari tour. This fifth year of HEA’s signature event also marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and will encapsulate the unity of multi-culturalism and the coming-together of people of many different walks of life all for one purpose – to celebrate housing heroes and raise funding to bring the dream of homeownership to life for those served by this award-winning nonprofit organization. Event guests will leave the event knowing their support will make a difference and with their adventurous spirit unleashed!
Sponsored in part by JP Morgan Chase & Co., the HEART Awards has quickly become recognized as the premier event in Tampa Bay recognizing individuals and organizations that support housing education, development, and financing for first-time homeowners or home owners at risk. Net proceeds from the 2018 HEART (H = housing E = education A = alliance R = residential T = triumph) Awards will support the Housing & Education Alliance and the nonprofit organizations’ year-round efforts to provide and sustain homeownership opportunities through services in homebuyer education, counseling, lending and development.
Tickets for the September 27th awards dinner range from $100 per person to $1,500 for a table of 10. The reception begins at 6 pm with dinner and awards starting at 7 pm. To make reservations or for more information on the Housing & Education Alliance, award nominations or sponsorship of the HEART Awards, please visit HEAUSA.org or call 813-932-4663.