Sister Mary Ann Vogel Honored
The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized outstanding housing initiatives and leaders through the 13th annual HousingIowa Awards.
The HousingIowa Awards recognize outstanding programs, projects and professionals for leadership and innovation in advancing housing opportunities for Iowans. The award categories include: Innovation, Multifamily, Single-Family, Special Needs Development, Legislative Friend of Housing and the Kay Anderson Friend of Housing Award.
HousingIowa award nominations are accepted each year and an independent panel of judges determines the statewide award winners.
Sister Mary Ann Vogel with the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport has worked to end homelessness in her community for more than 30 years. She was a founding member of Humility of Mary Housing for single mothers and their children who were experiencing homelessness and played a critical role advocating to take over a local emergency shelter to ensure that it could remain operational. Sister Mary Ann Vogel’s work has impacted the lives of thousands of Iowans in their time of need.
The Kay Anderson Friend of Iowa Award was created in honor of the late Kay Anderson, a long-time member of the Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors and resident of Le Mars.