Rep. Elijah Cumming (D-Md.) was given the Housing Leadership Award from the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (AHC) Jan. 6 for his efforts to stem the surge of home foreclosures and ensure the availability of affordable housing.

AHC President Trudy McFall and Meg Manley, AHC legislative committee co-chair, hailed the congressman’s drive to stop foreclosures at the AHC annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.

Cummings was the keynote speaker for the group’s annual meeting.