Alabama Housing Advocate Honored by
In December of 2002, the Housing Assistance Council awarded Madeline Miller, Executive Director of Wil-Low Nonprofit Housing, the Skip Jason Community Service Award. The Washington ceremony announced the recipients of the 2002 National Rural Housing Awards. Wil-Low Nonprofit Housing is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency that has worked in Wilcox and Lowndes County, two of the poorest counties in Alabama's Black Belt, since 1975. Under Miller's leadership, Wil-Low Nonprofit has constructed more than 310 homes, rehabilitated 286 homes, and provided housing counseling to 2,500 families. The organization builds apartment complexes as well as single family dwellings. It conducts an aggressive outreach campaign to extend housing opportunities for the Black Belt's growing Hispanic population.
Housing Assistance Council
To contact the Wil-Low, write to P.O. Box 383, Hayneville, AL, 36040 or call (334) 548-2191.
For more information on the Housing Assistance Council and the award visit http://www.ruralhome.org/pubs/pressreleases/2002/awardsnatl.htm