G. Allan Kingston, a trailblazing advocate in the realm of affordable housing, is set to be honored for his exceptional contributions to the field at this year’s An Evening of Hope Gala. The gala – themed “What Would This World Do Without You” – is dedicated to remarkable partners who through their support have played a significant role in making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children, families and seniors.

Kingston’s unwavering commitment to social justice, coupled with his transformative work in supporting veterans and families in need of housing, has left an indelible mark on communities nationwide. The recognition comes as a testament to Kingston’s dedication, visionary leadership and unyielding passion for creating positive change.

“No one deserves this award more for what they have done for the affordable housing industry. Allan’s tireless dedication has improved countless lives and enriched communities,” said Jeffrey S. Burum, National CORE co-founder and chairman of the board. “He certainly has been the voice for veterans, the unhoused and the more than 25,000 families who were displaced by the construction of the I-105 freeway project that began in 1972.”

This commemorative award is named for Daniel R. Fauske, who passionately advocated for affordable housing and the welfare of struggling families. For 18 years, Fauske’s leadership at the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. established one of the nation’s premier finance corporations. Through this award, National CORE honors and celebrates a lifetime of dedication to changing lives for the better.

National CORE began collaborating with Kingston over two decades ago, during his tenure as president and CEO of Century Housing Corp. His leadership led to the financing of more than 14,000 affordable/workforce households in 250 housing developments throughout Southern California. While at Century Housing, Kingston played a pivotal role in creating More than Shelter Services, Inc., an organization created to provide resident services in underserved communities. These services included after-school tutoring, job training and placement, transitional housing for homeless veterans and health and wellness for seniors.

“We are so honored to recognize Allan,” said Andy Wright, National CORE co-founder and emeritus board member. “Allan’s instrumental contributions during National CORE’s formative years, along with his leadership of Century Housing, have helped to shape our impact. Despite his remarkable accomplishments, he remains a humble and gracious man.”

Now retired, Kingston served three years as the chairman of the National Housing Conference, the nation’s oldest advocacy organization for affordable housing. He has served on several national and state nonprofit boards, including the National Alliance to End Homelessness and California Housing Consortium.

The award ceremony to honor Kingston’s lifetime achievements in affordable housing will take place on Thursday, October 5 at this year’s An Evening of Hope Gala. Additional awards include the Volunteer Group of the Year – Women of Hope; Community Partner Award – Riverside County; and the I Am Hope Award – Arlene Ortiz.

The gala will be held under the stars at National CORE’s new corporate office. It will be a night of amazing stories, live entertainment, delicious foods and drinks and special recognitions. To join us as we celebrate the many donors, partners and volunteers who make our work possible, please visit hthf.org or contact Daisy Macias at [email protected].

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