- TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT
- ANNUAL MEETING
- HAND PSA
Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, voter engagement efforts have played a vital role in our democratic process. Unfortunately, both low-income and minority citizens have historically been and remain underrepresented in the electoral process. In fact, only 33% of the low-income population in the U.S. is registered to vote, and of those who are registered to vote, only 40% exercise this right. By encouraging more low-income citizens to register to vote and exercise their right, we can ensure that the voices of all, including our most vulnerable citizens, are reflected in major public policy decisions.
Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) in partnership with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), will host a two-part training series on organizing and/or participating in Get Out To Vote (GOTV) drives within low-income housing communities throughout the Commonwealth. The first half of the training will be a one hour webinar on May 8th where participants will be able to learn how to connect with non-partisan organizations to engage in GOTV efforts without endangering 501(c)3 non-profit status. This webinar will serve as a GOTV 101 for all housing and homeless service providers who would like to get their residents and clients registered and actively voting.
The webinar will be followed up with a more in-depth panel discussion on June 14th, 2018 from 9:30am – 11:30am at the Westin Richmond as the Pre-Luncheon Forum at Virginia Housing Alliance’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
The webinar and pre-luncheon panel will include:
Webinar access information will be sent via email upon registration. For more information on this webinar or to register, visit the event webpage here.
The NHP Foundation (NHPF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Glynna Christian to the NHPF Board of Trustees. As Co-Head of the Global Technology Transactions practice at Orrick, Glynna brings to the Board of Trustees a wealth of commercial and legal knowledge in Mergers & Acquisitions, financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.
“In addition to experience advising clients in corporate and commercial deals across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their business, Glynna’s expertise in launching new technology and digital products, including blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) bring an exciting new dimension to the affordable housing space,” said NHPF President & CEO Richard F. Burns. “We know Glynna will be a great addition to NHPF’s future endeavors.”
In her role at Orrick, Glynna advises both emerging and established companies, in deal-making across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses. She has more than 20 years’ experience counseling clients on emerging and transformative technology, communications, media and data transactions that are strategic to her clients’ businesses. Glynna earned her J.D. from the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law, 1994, cum laude, and her B.A.from the University of North Texas, 1990, cum laude. Congratulations, Glynna!
ULI Washington conducted a 2015 Millennial Study to find out the influence that the Millennial generation is having on the underlying fundamental values in Washington and its close-in suburbs. While it is difficult to predict whether their presence will truly shift our ways of living, working, and collaborating, this survey sought to examine how the generation might influence trends in housing, entertainment, retail and transportation because of their entrepreneurial spirit and the rise of the sharing economy. There is also interest in how their needs will change as they grow older and form families. The 2015 survey served as a baseline to track trends over time, especially as more Millennials marry and have children. The survey also provided information for public officials and the real estate industry as they create policies and products to respond to the needs of this cohort.
Three years have passed since the first report and ULI is conducting the study again to see how the baseline information has changed over that time. In 2015, there were over 1,300 respondents. The survey screens potential respondents to be sure they are in the desired survey cohort who are under 35 living within specific zip codes within the Beltway.
If you would like to participate, visit this link, and also share with your colleagues, constituents and friends. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open for at least the next two weeks.
HAND’s Annual Meeting is the largest convening of real estate and community development professionals in the Washington region, bringing together over 1,400 practitioners. The theme of this year’s conference, Deconstruct Our Past, Redesign Our Future will feature the compelling exhibit, Undesign the Redline. Will you join us?
To learn more and register, visit the webpage here.
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