Trees for Healthy Homes Award

Deadline: October 1 (annually)
Trees for Healthy Homes is a national honor given by the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). The award recognizes cities and counties for improving the environmental health and livability of affordable housing through investments in trees and community forest stewardship. The goal of the award is to recognize and promote the utilization of trees as a strategic tool to improve the health of low-income residents’ home environment. ACT will recognize as many applicants as are meritorious. We appreciate the work you do to earn this special recognition and your additional efforts to maintain such high standards.

This award recognizes partnerships between the urban forestry and affordable housing sectors. There must be a public-private partnership between a city/county affordable housing agency and a nonprofit urban forestry organization or vice versa (city/county urban forestry agency and a nonprofit affordable housing organization).
Honorees will receive an attractive award for public display and be recognized at ACT’s Annual Meeting. Top three honorees will receive a $1,000 donation for their nonprofit partner.
Honorees are selected based on local impact, quality of site design, resident engagement, partnership, and future sustainability of the project. Applications may be completed by either nonprofit or city/county partners (self nominations are permitted).
The nomination should include:
* A narrative explaining the reason for the nomination (maximum length three pages).
* Optional letters of support.
* Optional supplementary material related to the nominee’s activities.
Nominate for the Trees for Healthy Homes Award.