Yyokkia Lawson, 2021 UNH Sustainability Award Recipient & Master in Community Development Student
From Olivia Gagnon
Yyokkia founded IHHED after noticing a severe lack of housing counseling services, especially within rural Georgia, where she lives. She particularly wanted to help low-income Black residents living in the area, so she established a housing counseling training program to train and equip other professionals to assist in serving rural residents.
Check out Carsey's news release on all the Carsey students, staff, faculty and projects to receive awards at the 2021 UNH Sustainability awards at https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2021/05/carsey-school-programs-and-students-receive-top-unh-sustainabil...
You can learn more about Yyokkia at https://bit.ly/3cJHRCQ