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Today the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) is pleased to announce several new members to its Board of Directors (pictured left to right): Art Bowen, VHDA, Sarah S. Constant, Mission First Housing Group, Christopher E. Donald, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), John R. Maneval, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Maryland DHCD) and Derrick N. Perkins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Each individual brings robust experience as well as fresh insight to the organization’s Board of Directors. With these new additions, the Board consists of 20 professionals who represent a wide variety of sectors across the affordable housing industry including banks, nonprofit developers, for profit developers, law firms and government agencies.
To learn more about our new Board members, click here to read the full press release.
HAND is pleased to announce that it has joined several of its members and partners in signing onto revisions to DC’s Comprehensive Plan. This plan is a document that our local leaders use to guide how the city will grow and change in the coming decades. The DC Office of Planning is going to submit amendments to this plan this year (our current version was adopted in 2006). The website states, “DC has become a desirable place to live, but that growing popularity has brought rising housing prices that make it unaffordable for people of all incomes. It is possible to build new housing, including affordable housing, protect the needs of tenants in redevelopment, and grow the District’s tax base in a way that makes business sense and advances the public good.” Among the items the coalition of organizations has asked the government to prioritize is meeting the housing demand as well as preserving existing affordable housing. You can learn more and sign on here.
It’s that time of year again! At the 26th Annual Meeting of the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), awards will be presented to organizations and individuals that have provided outstanding affordable housing projects, programs, and support for low- and moderate-income citizens of the greater Washington, D.C. metro area during 2016. All awards are open to HAND member projects and programs located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The purpose of the awards remains to recognize creative, innovative approaches in the industry, which result in quality developments and programs. The winner in each category will receive a complimentary table of 10 and exhibit booth at the Annual Meeting & Housing Expo taking place on June 20, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Additionally, winners will receive a glass award and promotion in event marketing materials and press coordinated for the event.
Applications must be submitted online via the form below. However, you can view and print a PDF version of the application and guidelines here.The deadline to apply is Close of Business on Friday, April 7, 2017. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please contact Courtney Battle at 202.384.3764 or email@example.com with questions.
HAND members and partners: it’s that time of year again! We are counting down to the 26th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo, our largest signature event! This year it will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM at the Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, DC. We want YOU to join us as we explore critical issues to our region as it relates to affordable housing and community development, celebrate our accomplishments, and reconnect with colleagues.
We are extending a very special offer to our members: ONLY individuals and organizations who are current on their membership will be able to take advantage of the early bird rate for the 26th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo! If you have not renewed your membership, click here to do so. More details on the event to follow in the coming weeks.
Last year, Enterprise Community Loan Fund and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) launched Our Region, Your Investment – an impact investing initiative to bring new capital to our region in support of housing affordability.
Last week HAND hosted “The Power of Impact Investing” in partnership with WRAG and Enterprise Community Loan Fund. The session allowed guests to learn more about impact investing generally, the Our Region, Your Investment initiative specifically, as well as why investors are choosing to support housing affordability in this way. Featured speakers included James Wahls of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Rachel Reilly Carroll of the Enterprise Community Loan Fund and Karen FitzGerald of the Meyer Foundation.
Additional materials from the session can be found 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.