PHA Features Young Resident's Artwork on Holiday Card

Holiday Card

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's 2014 holiday card features original artwork provided by Blumberg resident, Khadijah Johnson. 10-year-old Khadijah won first place in PHA's "What My Home Means to Me" contest this past summer.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA - December 22, 2014) - The Philadelphia Housing Authority's 2014 holiday card features original artwork from a young resident who won the agency's "What My Home Means to Me"youth poster contest this past summer. Participants were asked to submit a work of art showing their home and write a short narrative describing the inspiration, vision, and importance of their design.

Khadijah Johnson, a 10-year-old who lives at Blumberg Apartments in North Philadelphia, won first place and a gift card valued at $50 for her poster design. In her brief essay, Khadijah wrote a description of the love and family at her home. 

"My home is about loving each other, caring about each other and having fun, being there for one another, and always respecting each other. My home is very pretty, very comfortable, an enjoyable, pleasant place to grow with my family."

"I want to thank Khadijah and all of the other participants for sharing their talent and creativity with us," said PHA President & CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. "Her work really captures the importance of family and having a safe, loving home. This card represents what PHA strives to do for our residents every day and is an excellent reminder of what truly matters during the holiday season."

The winners of the poster contest were announced at the PHA Back to School Jam in August. Second place went to Julius Hall, a 10-year-old from Norris Apartments, and the third place winner was Jarmal Arthur, an 11-year-old from Paschall Village.