Congratulations are in order for one of Better Tomorrows’ residents! Dottie Elstein a beloved community member of Hall’s Corner Apartments in East Brunswick, NJ, was named the second place winner of the annual JAHMA (New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association) Art and Poster Contest.
Ms. Elstein is a life-long artist. Thirty-seven of those years were spent as a graphic artist for America Magazine. Her painting of “Winston”, her beloved pup, caught the eye of JAHMA contest judges who awarded her with the honor. For Dottie, the artwork exemplified the subtheme for the 2021 contest – With Responsibility Comes Reward: Holding Ourselves Accountable. “Taking care of a pet is an important responsibility,” says Dottie. “It holds the owner accountable for keeping him healthy and safe.”
Every year the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) sponsors a Calendar Contest for residents of local AHMA properties. Children, elderly residents and residents with special needs are welcome to submit artwork. The underlying message for the contest has traditionally had a drug-free theme. This year was no exception, however NAHMA chose to open the door for more avenues of expression.
The winning posters of the local competition are forwarded on to NAHMA to be included in the National Contest. National winners will be featured in the 2022 NAHMA Calendar.