R ecognized as the industry’s networking event of the year, HAND’s Annual Meeting & Housing Expo host over 1,000 professionals working in various aspects of the affordable housing and community development sector in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Hosting Over 1,000 Housing Professionals Each Year
Held in the spring of each year, the event features an expo for members and partners to showcase their organizations and services, a distinguished keynote speaker and the presentation of the coveted HAND Housing Achievement Awards, recognizing the most innovative housing developments and solutions across the metropolitan region.
Distinguished speakers in the past have included: political strategist Donna Brazil, Congressman Barney Frank, Senator Edward Kennedy, former Enterprise Community Partners Chairman Bart Harvey, former Virginia Lt. Governor Tim Kaine, former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Carol Galante, former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sheila Bair, former President & CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation Ralph Boyd, and Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein.
2015 Annual HAND Housing Achievement Awards
IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE
HAND’s Housing Achievement awards recognize the most outstanding and innovative housing developments, programs and solutions across the metropolitan region. Enter your best work for a chance to elevate your organization, stand out among your peers and share with partners how you are contributing to building vibrant communities in the region.
HAND Members, feel free to download the 2015 Awards Application as a reference; however all applications must be submitted electronically HERE by Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:00 PM EST.
HAND’s 11th Annual Children’s Art Contest
Youth residing in HAND member properties are eligible for our Annual Children’s Art Contest with a chance to win a $250 cash prize! In addition, the winner’s Community Program will receive a cash prize of $250 for administering the contest and runners-up will receive a $25 gift certificate!
2015 Art Contest Theme:
Artwork should reflect this year’s theme, “Who Needs Housing?” We look forward to seeing artwork that shares who you feel needs housing in your community and what it would mean to you. Is it a friend, a family member or even someone you see in your neighborhood who has made an impact on you? And what would they be able to do in a home, that they cannot do now? We look forward to seeing Who Needs Housing in your world!