- TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT
- ANNUAL MEETING
- HAND PSA
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW (Gallery Place/Archives Metro)
$25 to attend (includes coffee and lunch)
Amid DC’s housing affordability crisis, one solution stands out: flexible, outside-the-box ways to increase housing supply. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have potential to be one flexible solution.
ADUs improve sustainability by creating more resource-efficient housing; improve housing affordability by adding new supply in previously inaccessible places; and reap both social and financial benefits by promoting intergenerational shared housing for homeowners and renters.
Homeowners still face a series of practical barriers to building ADUs on their property: determining appropriate design options, assessing feasibility, securing financing, navigating the permitting process, developing working relationships with architects and builders, managing the construction process, and ongoing property management.
Presented by the Coalition for SmarterGrowth, DC ADU Workgroup, AIA|DC, and ULI Washington, “Reinventing the Home: How accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be a bigger part of the housing solution for DC” will convene resources, experience, and stakeholders to begin to address these challenges, and bring ADUs, as a new generation of housing supply, to scale in the District of Columbia. Learn more about this event and register here.
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.
CohnReznick’s Annual Affordable Housing Conference brings together the leading developers (not-for-profit and for-profit), investors, and agencies/housing authorities active in providing affordable housing throughout the country. The convening will showcase and educate attendees on successful projects that expand beyond the traditional housing model through tax credit financing. Innovative connections, such as with healthcare, can help strengthen and uplift housing efforts. It is within that spirit of new opportunities that this year’s conference will focus.
Primary areas of discussion will include the intersection of housing and healthcare including the success it is having when developers partner with hospitals and healthcare providers. The successes of supportive services, such as education in addition to healthcare, will be highlighted in addition to other business aspects developers and investors are facing in affordable housing, the LIHTC program, and the future of housing in America.
Early Bird Pricing
Register by August 11 for discounted registration! Use the code: EARLYBIRDAH2017.
CohnReznick’s 2017 Annual Affordable Housing Summit will be held September 6-8 at The Mandarin Oriental, located on the Las Vegas strip. There is a room block for the conference starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Please call 702-590-8881 to book early and reserve your room! Be sure to mention the CohnReznick Annual Affordable Housing Conference.
To learn more and register, click here.
The District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) is offering a grant designed to fund a tool to assess the vulnerability of the District’s affordable housing stock to climate change and to identify possible resilience upgrades, including the installation of solar technologies and energy storage, to help meet the goals set out in the Mayor’s Climate Ready DC Plan and the Solar for All program. The tool will incorporate resilience into a traditional energy audit and/or green physical needs assessment.
The deadline for applications is August 28, 2017. The total funding available is $250,000. The full Request for Applications and instructions on how to apply are available here.
An informational conference call and opportunity for questions and answers will be held on August 16, 2017 at 1:00pm. The call number is 866-738-0635 and conference code is 7488157.
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