- TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT
- ANNUAL MEETING
- HAND PSA
DHS will use the offered properties as housing units for families. A “Focused Housing” model which will create temporary housing facilities (ideally targeted to no more than 50 and no less than 15 contiguous units per site) is being implemented. However, the District is able to entertain some flexibility in that target number. A portion of the building’s footprint should be available to be utilized for program support spaces, which may be provided in the form of additional apartment units. Supportive services will be provided on site and will be geared toward supporting families to achieve housing stability, improving quality of life and working to sustain self-sufficiency. Ideally, such program support spaces may include amenities such as a community room (450 sq. ft.), administrative area (5 offices, 130 to 150 sq. ft. each), on-site laundry facility (315 sq. ft. – approximately 4 washers/4 dryers is preferred), and parking for the staff. Such amenities are desired but not required for this Solicitation. Property owners will provide property management of the property. Partially occupied buildings will not be accepted. However, sites/properties which include multiple buildings may be considered.
Two years ago, HAND launched GenerationHAND, an initiative designed to exclusively support practitioners who are on the rise within the affordable housing and community development industry. The goal of this initiative is to provide needed tools and guidance to our “emerging leaders” as they pursue successful careers in the public and private sector. Through a wide variety of dialogues, panel discussions, volunteer events, and professional development activities, we strive to embolden the individuals who will be doing the hard work of creating and preserving affordable housing in our communities.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, GenerationHAND will host a SoulCycle fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will directly support graduate students studying community development, real estate, urban planning or related fields in the metropolitan Washington, DC region via four $500 scholarships.
Application Guidelines & More Details
-Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at a university or college in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
-Applicants must be be studying community development, real estate, urban planning or a related field.
-The award will go towards the 2018 Spring Semester.
–You can fill out an electronic application here. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm, November 17, 2017.
-All submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee, and winners will be honored at HAND’s Annual Holiday Mixer on December 13, 2017. Winners will be notified by December 1, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact HAND’s Membership Manager, Courtney Battle. Good luck!
Ballard Spahr is thrilled to announce its 12th Annual National Housing Symposium – Housing Health & Wellness Checkup!
Join nationally recognized affordable housing leaders and innovators for a dynamic discussion about the current health of the housing industry.
Stay tuned for a full agenda and registration information!
Who Should Attend?
The Symposium offers a dynamic look at affordable housing and will be valuable for developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing, financing, and operating affordable housing.
Program and Registration
This is a complimentary conference. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be a reception following the Symposium. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.
Date and Time
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Program
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Networking Reception
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Paola.
Dear HAND Members, Sponsors and Partners,
25 Capacity Building events, training 1,426 practitioners. 60 new members to the HAND family. Over 1,400 attendees at our Annual Meeting & Housing Expo. What a year! This time last year when we set out to host 25 events in honor of our 25th Anniversary, it is safe to say that it was quite an endeavor! However, what we found was that our members appreciated more diverse content and the ability to meet them where they were via introductory and advanced level trainings. To read more about what we’ve been up to, check out our Year in Review.
As we approach the upcoming program year, we encourage you to “Plan your year with HAND.” In response to feedback from members and sponsors who are interested in mapping out their engagement, we’ve put together a prospectus that presents a snapshot of sponsorship opportunities from trainings and seminars to our largest signature event. The Annual Meeting always sells out quickly, and to ensure that you and your colleagues lock in your space as well as your support, this is THE time to commit to one of many sponsorships that include benefits associated with the annual event. Additionally, renewing your membership today guarantees that you continue to receive all of the benefits HAND has to offer. Our Membership Manager Courtney Battle circulated the first set of membership renewals in August, but if you would like a copy of your invoice, you can reach out to her directly.
This week DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced HAND member Victory Housing and Brinshore Development to lead the redevelopment of Hebrew Home in the Petworth neighborhood. Additionally, HAND member and sponsor Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners will serve as the architect. The site is a historic landmark that was constructed in 1925. The project will include 88 senior affordable housing units in the refurbished Hebrew House, another 91 rentals in a newly constructed adjacent building (of which 66% of the units will be affordable) and eight for-sale homes. The undertaking will be financed by Bank of America. You can read the full story here.
HAND's low-cost dues, customized training, and expansive network are only a few reasons why you should join the organization. Get connected today to take advantage of the multitude of benefits offered to our members.