2017 Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability to be Awarded to LINC Housing

The Hanley Foundation and Hanley Wood announced today that LINC Housing, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., will receive the fourth annual Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability. The award, with its $25,000 grant, was created to recognize community-based and non-profit organizations working to advance sustainability and environmental awareness.

LINC Housing is one of California’s most productive nonprofit developers of affordable housing, grounded in the realization that with the escalating price of land, certain segments of the population would be left behind with no hope to own or even rent a place to live: retired teachers and service sector personnel and young working families in both California’s urban and rural economies. The organization’s properties are known for excellent design, outstanding management and life-enhancing services for its residents. Since 1984, LINC has helped create more than 7,800 homes in 76 communities throughout the state.

Michael J. Hanley, president of the Hanley Foundation and creator of the Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability, has long admired the work of LINC and its leadership’s commitment to providing sustainable yet affordable housing throughout California for people who are integral to communities – public employees, service sector employees, first responders, seniors, individuals with special needs, and the unemployed due to circumstances beyond their control.

“If we cannot provide well located, affordable and sustainable housing to the people who serve our communities, our communities can’t thrive and we are all negatively impacted” said Michael J. Hanley, President of the Hanley Foundation. “LINC Housing is an astounding example of an organization committed to providing vital housing and related services to those who need it most and we are pleased to honor their work with The Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability.”

The Hanley Award for Community Service in Sustainability will be presented alongside The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability ($50,000) to this year’s recipient, William McDonough, at The Hanley Award Reception and Gala Dinner, on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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