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.
25th Anniversary Celebration:
2016 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo
“Defining our Future: Honoring Trailblazers, Cultivating Rising Leaders”
This year, HAND celebrates its 25th anniversary! As we look forward to the next 25 years, we are excited to welcome the more than 1,000 affordable housing and community development practitioners to this very special Annual Meeting & Housing Expo. Each year, this event provides our members and partners a platform to showcase their organizations and services. We also feature a distinguished keynote speaker and present the coveted HAND Housing Achievement Awards, which recognize the most innovative housing developments and solutions across the metropolitan region.
Notable speakers in the past have included: renowned housing strategist Rosanne Haggerty, developer and innovator Jonathan P. Rose, 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.
2016 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.
The deadline to enter the 2016 award cycle is April 1, 2016. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2016.
HAND’s 12th 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!
2016 Art Contest Theme:
This year’s topic encourages young artists to: “Show us Your Trailblazer!” We are looking for artwork that highlights that dynamic individual who is most inspirational to the artist – someone they most want to emulate – and why. Is it a friend, a teacher or even someone on TV or the Web? And what about this person does the artist find so inspirational? Show us Your Trailblazers, contestants, we want to know who you think is great!