- TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT
- ANNUAL MEETING
- HAND PSA
Three 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 Thursday, November 8, 2018, GenerationHAND will host a SoulCycle Fundraiser. Funds raised will directly support scholarships awarded to graduate students studying real estate, urban planning and other fields within community development.
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 real estate, urban planning or a related field within community development.
-The award will go towards the 2019 Spring Semester.
–All applicants are required to join HAND (at the Student membership level). If you are already a member of HAND via an organizational membership, please email Courtney Battle, HAND’s Membership Manager, at email@example.com before moving forward on the application.
-You can fill out an electronic application here. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm, November 16, 2018.
-All submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee, and winners will be honored at HAND’s Annual Holiday Mixer in early December. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2018.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
The District of Columbia Green Finance Authority Establishment Act of 2017 (GFA bill) was unanimously approved by the Council of the District of Columbia (Council) in June 2018 and completed Congressional review on August 22, 2018. The Act will establish the District of Columbia Green Finance Authority (GFA or DC Green Bank) as an innovative quasi-public instrumentality of the District government that will facilitate private investment in clean energy technology and green infrastructure by leveraging private capital, removing upfront costs, and increasing the efficiency of public investment in sustainability.
The District Department of Energy and Environment, Office of the Director is pleased to announce the publication of a Request for Applications seeking one or more grantees to identify, formulate, and develop the critical deliverables necessary to lay the groundwork for the DC Green Bank, building on work completed over the last year. Successful applicants will provide innovative and thoughtful solutions to the following challenges:
What steps, tools, and information are needed to prepare for the successful launch of the Green Bank and how can the grantee assist DOEE and the DC Green Bank in conducting those activities?
The deadline for applications is November 5th, at 4:30pm. The Request for Applications and support documents can be found on the DOEE website, https://doee.dc.gov/node/1360726. Additional information and questions may be emailed to 2018GFAdevelopment.email@example.com.
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards are presented annually by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and are the highest level of recognition for well-planned economic and community development and sustainability in the state.
The awards honor and celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments in their efforts to realize the “Twelve Visions” adopted by the Maryland General Assembly:
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission is seeking nominations from all parts of the state for the people, projects, organizations and communities that have advanced innovative policies in furtherance of the Twelve Visions.
MORE DETAILS: Read the award brochure here.
SUBMIT A NOMINATION: Download a nomination form here.
DEADLINE: All nominations are due September 21st.
Through the support of Virginia companies, foundations, and individuals, VCC wants to create affordable and workforce housing for more Virginians than ever before. Its goal is to raise $10 million toward the creation of affordable housing in Virginia’s most vulnerable communities. VCC will reach its goal through your FDIC-insured bank deposit (up to $250,000) – which will grow at a market rate and provide VCC Bank with the capital required to create more affordable and workforce housing throughout Virginia.
As a depositor, you will:
-Receive yearly updates on affordable housing projects under development
-Be informed when an affordable housing development is funded
-Be invited to ribbon cuttings and events
Plus: VCC is sharing a SPECIAL OFFER!
In an effort to support increased lending to revitalize communities, VCC is offering a special Affordable Housing 18 month CD at a great rate of 2%/2.02% APY. Please consider impact investing, to help make housing affordable for all. This offer expires December 31, 2018.
If you are interested or have questions, contact Tim Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.