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Virginia Housing Organizer Honored with Special Commendation from the National Housing Law Project

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Deidre Swesnik, Director of Communications
dswesnik@nhlp.org; 202-919-9106

Virginia Housing Organizer Honored with Special Commendation
from the National Housing Law Project

Omari al-Qadaffi is being recognized for his courageous and sustained work on behalf of tenants and communities of color and for his unflagging advocacy for housing and racial justice.

September 22, 2021 – Today, the National Housing Law Project announced a special commendation for Richmond, Va. area housing organizer Omari al-Qadaffi noting his long history of work to support tenants in Virginia including his advocacy to ensure special protections for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are proud to honor Omari al-Qadaffi with this Housing and Racial Justice Commendation for his courageous and sustained work on behalf of tenants and communities of color and for his unflagging advocacy for housing and racial justice,” said Shamus Roller, executive director of the National Housing Law Project. “Mr. al-Qadaffi one of the most accomplished, high-impact community organizers in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the nation. We thank him for his dedication.”

Omari al-Qadaffi is a community organizer based in Richmond, Va. He currently works as housing organizer with the Legal Aid Justice Center and is a founder the Richmond Food Justice Alliance and the advocacy group Leaders of the New South.

To see the Housing and Racial Justice Commendation, please visit this link on the NHLP website.