2022-2023 TRAINING  & CAPACITY BUILDING SERIES

 

Here you will find a diverse mix of educational and cultivation offerings designed to equip HAND members with the tools and resources needed to bring more equitable communities to fruition. Our robust Training & Capacity Building calendar is released in the fall of each year, and offers a wide variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities and more. 

Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information on all programs!

Interested in sponsoring one of HAND’s programs? Email Heather at hraspberry@handhousing.org.

 

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JULY 2022


Collaboration: The Innovative Solution for Nonprofit Developers

Date: July 19 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Due to an ongoing, chronic shortage of affordable housing, many of our neighbors face the unfortunate reality of housing insecurity and instability. Low- and moderate-income households and persons of color have been hardest hit by the worsening housing crisis.  The lack of access to quality, affordable housing is but one of the lasting impacts of a historic legacy of discriminatory public policies and private practices that also include growing wealth gaps for Black and Latinx households, disparities in educational attainment, lack of access to quality healthcare and food options in disinvested neighborhoods. To adequately address these urgent housing needs, we can’t operate on our own – we can only truly drive impact with an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative approach.

Join HAND, Forsyth Street Advisors, Goldstein Hall and CohnReznick on July 19th (1 – 2:30pm) for an update on the Joint Ownership Entity (JOE) exploratory phase for the DC, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area (DMV). Over the last several months, HAND and its partners have undertaken a series of activities to assess the feasibility of developing a collaborative mechanism for nonprofit community-based housing developers in the region.

The proposed initiative is designed to transform the current landscape for the development and ownership of affordable housing by nonprofits in the DMV, strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to expand the supply of affordable housing in the region, and preserve economic diversity in communities subject to gentrification. Based on a similar program created in New York City, the JOE recognizes that all community development is local and that a collaborative effort in the DMV must respond to the region’s unique market, housing finance programs, and regulatory environment (additional background here).

The goal of the exploratory phase was to determine whether a collaborative strategy could be crafted among nonprofit housings within the DMV which could help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the nonprofit housing industry while maintaining nonprofits’ project control and enhancing the groups’ abilities to compete for pipeline with private developers. Our speakers will provide an overview of these activities, key findings and analysis from participating organizations, collective challenges to address, and recommendations for moving forward.

We encourage all interested organizations to join us, whether or not you participated in the exploratory phase. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your organization’s operations, while ultimately creating a more equitable region through the vehicle of housing.

Who should attend? Presidents & CEOs; Executive Directors; Board Chairs; Directors of Development; and Asset Managers

Featured Speakers

   
David Goldstein
 Managing Partner Goldstein Hall PLLC

Esther Sandrof 
Partner
Forsyth Street Advisors
 

Marc Jahr
Senior Advisor

Forsyth Street Advisors 
   

Registration Fees: This event is free and only available to current HAND Members

 

Many thanks to Local Initiatives Support Corporation for its generous support!


 

AUGUST 2022

Introduction to the Institute, Supportive Housing 101, Understanding Needs 

Date: August 9 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

Cohort members can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the curriculum and the need for supportive housing, get to know the other teams and learn some best practices in producing and operating quality supportive housing.

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Project Teams, Concept, and Strategy

Date: August 10 | 9:30am – 4:00pm | Location: Convene Arlington

 

The second session will include a series of activities for team building, generating a shared vision, and defining team roles.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Roles, Involving Tenants, Community Support

Date: August 11 | 10:00am – 1:30pm | Location: The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence and Farmers & Distillers

 

Cohort members will start their day with a tour of The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence led by Chapman Todd of Jaydot. The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence opened in 2016 and is the first mixed-income supportive housing development in Washington, DC. After the tour, cohort members will enjoy a working lunch at Farmers & Distillers.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Equity In Action Happy Hour

Date: August 11 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: District Winery

 

Designing Your Project

Date: August 17 | 9:00am – 11:00am | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This virtual session is all about how to design a project to meet quality standards. We’ll discuss how to work with an architect, how to create a project design that meets your project goals, and how to integrate accessibility and sustainability into your project concept.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 


 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Services Planning, Service Coordination, and Models in Supportive Housing

Date: September 7 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

In this session, cohort members will learn how to coordinate and plan services to support tenants in using housing as a platform for individual health, wellness, and recovery. Topics covered include services coordination, services and staffing models, and services design and planning.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Introduction to Supportive Housing Budgets

Date: September 13 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This introduction to supportive housing budgets will cover the types of financing necessary to build and operate supportive housing, key budgeting considerations and priorities, and an overview of the development process.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Supportive Housing Budgets: Services and Operating

Date: September 14 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

In this session, cohort members will dive deeper into supportive housing budgets with material about sources and priorities for services and operating budgets. Discussions will center around types of local financing available for pre-development and gap financing as well as the sources of services funding available to projects.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Follow The Money: Are We Making Progress Toward Meeting Regional Housing Needs?

Date: September 14 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

This program will focus on how local governments are investing in affordable housing through their government budget, housing justice legislation, and programs and how they measure against housing needs and the goals of the HIT Tool, a platform designed to track local efforts to produce affordable rental housing in the Washington region. 

Registration fees: This is an open event.

 

 

Supportive Housing Budgets: Capital & Work Session

Date: September 15 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This final session on budgeting includes an overview of sources of capital financing as well as the entire development process. Tools and resources will be shared to help you plan out your budgets as a team.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Member Mix & Mingle: Rooftop Social

Date: September 22 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | Location: National Association of REALTORS

 

Registration fees: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

 


 

OCTOBER 2022

Property Management and Service Coordination 

Date: October 4 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This session is all about building operations and the associated services. Topics include working with tenants, creating and enforcing leases, coordinating services, managing crises, and addressing common challenges in property management.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

First Year 

Date: October 6 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

The first year of operations can present is own unique challenges. This session will cover the basics of coordinated entry and other tenant referral processes, managing move ins, and housing retention.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Fair Housing and Tenant Screening

Date: October 18 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

How can you ensure your project is equitable and accessible? This session will cover the principles of fair housing, reasonable accommodation, accessibility, and best practices in tenant screening.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 


 

NOVEMBER 2022

Quality Improvement, Quality Endorsement, Project Presentation Prep

Date: November 9 | 9:00am – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This penultimate session will focus on quality: how to engage in the CSH Quality Endorsement process, how to assess a project’s alignment with the Dimensions of Quality, and how to track outcomes to seek Quality Improvement. 

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 

 

Finale Presentations

Date: November 16 | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City 

 

Teams will present their project concept and connect with possible funders to get their projects moving forward.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Northern Virginia Supportive Housing Institute region. 


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