2023-2024 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 Courtney at cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

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JUNE 2024

Exploring National Affordable Homeownership Models & Networking Reception

Date: June 25 | 3:00pm – 7:30pm | Location: National Housing Trust (1101 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC. 20036)

 

As the region continues to explore more ways to make homeownership attainable and affordable, it is important to look at what other jurisdictions are doing across the nation to learn what is replicable in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Join HAND, National Housing Trust, and Grounded Solutions Network for this session on what homeownership models have been successful around the country, the policies making them possible, unique funding sources and more. Following presentations from practitioners across the country, we will hear from a panel of local housing leadership on what’s replicable in the region and what it will take to get there. The national presentations and local panel will run from 3:00pm-6:00pm, followed by a networking reception from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

 

Featured Speakers

   
Scott Bruton, PhD
Director
Montgomery County DHCA
Colleen Green
Director
DC DHCD
Robin Hickey, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Elevation Community Land Trust
   
         
 
Caitlin Jones 
Homeownership
Study Lead
Arlington County
Housing Division
Eric Keeler
Deputy Director
Office of Housing
City of Alexandria
Kyle Smeallie
Policy Director
San Francisco Community Land Trust

Pamela Wilson
Chief Housing Development Manager
Prince George’s County DHCD

 

More Speakers to be Announced!

 

Registration Details: This event is free and open to all.

Register Today

 

The 33rd Annual HAND Honors

Date: June 13 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: The Kennedy Center, Nations Gallery (2700 F Street NW,  Washington, DC. 20566)

HAND is excited to welcome our members and partners back to the Kennedy Center this year for the 33rd Annual HAND Honors – an evening of inspiration, connection and celebration. HAND Honors not only provides the place and space for our members to network and build the relationships that are essential to accomplishing our shared mission of creating a more equitable region, but also serves as our largest annual fundraiser. Through your support of HAND Honors, we are able to continue designing and executing 70 plus annual training and capacity building events, activating our members through important policy initiatives like the Housing Indicator Tool, and convening our members at cultivation events like this one.

The theme of HAND Honors is In This Together. We know that the obstacles our communities face cannot be solved alone, and there is no single solution to the housing affordability crisis. Together, we can build first-class homes that are affordable to our neighbors. Together, we can lead with housing first and collaborate on thoughtful, engaging resident services. Together, we can commit to racial equity and hold one another accountable. Together, we can make sure we have a lasting impact on the communities we serve, creating spaces where residents not only live, but thrive.

During the 33rd Annual HAND Honors, we will come together to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Housing Achievement Awardees, and we’ll honor the winners of the GenerationHAND Scholarship and the Children’s Essay Contest – all of which always inspire us to keep doing this work and give us hope for the future. We’re in this together, and we can’t wait to be back together at The Kennedy Center!

 

Registration Details: An individual pass costs $200. Please visit the registration page for more details about different packages, sponsorship options, and marketing opportunities.

Register Today

 

Year 15 Transition

Date: June 6 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

As a general partner or managing member of a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project, it is essential to be prepared for Year 15, the period when LIHTC owners who seek and are granted regulatory relief from the program can convert their properties to market-rate units. 

This session will focus on helping non-profit general partners plan for the Year 15 process, both at Year 1 (during the closing process) and as Year 15 approaches, including evaluating project status and preparing for the investor’s exit. Additionally, it will also cover disposition strategies, accounting and tax issues, and negotiating the investor’s exit. Through presentations from experienced industry professionals, participants will gain fundamental knowledge on how to accomplish their next steps.

 

Featured Speakers

 

Mary Clarie Davis
Vice President of 
Real Estate Development
Affordable Homes & Communities

Shola Giwa
Director of Asset Management
National Housing Trust

Stephanie Pierre-Louis
Managing Director
 Mid-Atlantic
National Equity Fund
(Moderator)

Marshall Phillips
Principal, Project Finance and Consulting
Practice Leader
CohnReznick
 

 

More Speakers to be Announced!

 

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

Register Today

 

 


MAY 2024

The Ins and Outs of Lasting Affordability

Date: May 29 | 10:00am – 2:00pm | Location: National Housing Trust (1101 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC. 20036)

Setting up a homeownership program with lasting affordability comes with a host of choices around program structure, resident support, and affordability models. Join HAND, National Housing Trust, and Grounded Solutions Network for an interactive and informative session that will provide an overview of shared equity homeownership models and what it takes to set up a successful model and stewardship program. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion to brainstorm ways we can balance maintaining affordability while helping residents generate wealth.

Topics We Will Cover:

  • Setting up a shared equity affordability program
  • Pre-purchase stewardship
  • Mortgage readiness, down payment assistance and other homebuyer supports
  • Post-purchase stewardship

Lunch will be provided during this session. Coffee and tea will be available in the morning.

Featured Speaker

       
Jason Webb
Community & Technical Assistance Principal
Grounded Solutions Network
 
 
   

 

Registration Details: This event is free and open to all.

Register Today

 

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Final Presentation 

Date: May 8 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: CareFirst Canton Tower (1501 S. Clinton St Baltimore, MD 21224)

Join us for the finale of The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City! Over the past months, we have embarked on a journey to catalyze the development of permanent supportive housing (PSH) projects across the Baltimore region. This initiative was designed to guide five teams through the nuanced process of developing PSH projects, each aimed at providing crucial housing for individuals with serious mental illness who are at risk of or currently facing institutionalization, homelessness, and incarceration. As we wrap up this journey, we are thrilled to invite you to our institute’s closing event, where each team will take the stage to showcase their crafted plans for development and management.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Finale Presentation Prep

Date: May 7 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Location: CareFirst Canton Tower (1501 S. Clinton St Baltimore, MD 21224)

This session is designed as a preparation phase for each team as the Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City journey nears its end. It aims to equip participants to be better positioned to highlight their innovative PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing) solutions. 

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

 

 


APRIL 2024

Philanthropy Activation with the Housing Indicator Tool 4.0

Date: April 26 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Location: Virtual Webinar

Philanthropy DMV members are invited to join a special activation event hosted by PDMV’s Housing Justice Working Group in partnership with HANDand the Urban Institute. Three years after its inaugural release in March 2021, with four years of data, HAND will share an updated version of the Housing Indicator Toolwith funders. The tool holds all of us accountable to addressing housing affordability with information on progress towards regional housing production goals that are based on local projections on household growth. The tool also highlights policies that support the production and preservation of affordable housing and the protection of residents from discrimination and displacement.

Systemic racism, the uneven effects of COVID-19, and the shortage of affordable housing paints a portrait of the Capital Region’s housing affordability challenge. We must be equipped with the knowledge of where we stand in each jurisdiction to effectively meet the needs for housing supply and a more equitable region. What opportunities exist for philanthropic organizations to engage in ongoing efforts to increase affordable housing in the region? And what impact might we advance through partnership with local nonprofits, government agencies and others?

 

Featured Speakers

Courtney Battle
Executive Director

HAND
Stephanie Chan
Chief Strategy Officer
Funders Together to End Homelessness
(Moderator)
Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
Urban Institute
Priya Jayachandran
CEO
National Housing Trust

George Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Bread for the City

         
Amy Kleine
Senior Program Director
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

George L. Leventhal, Ph.D.
Director of Community Health
Kaiser Permanente

Gloria Nauden
 Interim CEO
Philanthropy DMV
Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND
Silvana Straw
Senior Community Investment Officer & Philanthropic Advisor
Greater Washington Community Foundation

 

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to Philanthropy DMV staff.

 

QAP Strategies for Environmental Justice in Affordable Housing

Date: April 23 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

Building Clean- a project of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation – provides resources and guidance to builders of efficient and affordable housing on which products contain hazardous chemicals, their health impacts, and how to identify healthier, U.S. and union made building products. Join HAND and Building Clean on Tuesday, April 23 for a presentation on how environmental justice issues in affordable housing can be addressed by using healthy building practices implemented through Qualified Allocation Plans (QAPs). Disproportionate exposures – unequal distribution of environmental hazards among marginalized communities – are a pressing concern as people of color are faced with higher instances of asthma, adverse birth outcomes, childhood obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Discover how QAPs can be leveraged to reduce chemical burdens and improve the health and equity of residents of affordable housing.

Who can attend? All HAND members who are engaged with making environmental impact decisions – financiers, property managers, asset managers, etc.

 

Featured Speakers

   

Gabby Davis 
Building Clean Program Associate
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

Jeff Hurley
State Initiatives Manager
BlueGreen Alliance Foundation
Linnea Morgan
Building Clean Program Associate
BlueGreen Alliance 
   

Registration DetailsThis event is free and only open to current HAND members.

 

LEAD Racial Equity Institute | Session 1

Date: April 19 | 9:00am – 5:00pm | Location: National Association of REALTORS (500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

This kickoff session will dive into the history of racism in housing with a special focus on redlining maps for the DMV area, aimed at understanding the root causes. It introduces a racial equity approach that begins with personal reflection, extends through organizational change, and culminates in community impact, laying the groundwork for a vision of anti-racist housing. Attendees will engage in pre-work activities like REDI 101 and readings on racism in housing, coupled with tasks to assess personal and organizational readiness for racial equity. The session, featuring speaker Leah Rothstein, will cover both the historical context of racism in housing and forward-looking strategies for an anti-racist approach, empowering attendees to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and champions in their journey toward equitable leadership.

 

Featured Speakers

   
Ebony Walden
Founder
Ebony Walden Consulting
(Co-Facilitator)
Leah Rothstein
Co-Author
Just Action
Angela Carlberg
Senior Director of Community Development

Ecosystem Building at Community Development Advocates of
Detroit
(Co-Facilitator)
   

 

Registration Details: This event is only for the LEAD Racial Equity Institute cohort members.

 

 

How to Apply Webinar: Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia

Date: April 18 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Virginia Housing, HAND, and the Virginia Housing Alliance in collaboration with state and local partners, are excited to announce the first statewide Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia beginning this June 2024. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for supportive service providers, housing developers, and property/asset managers throughout the state to receive over 10 days of practical training and individualized technical assistance on developing supportive housing, engage with key representatives, and develop meaningful and sustainable project concepts. The CSH Institute has a strong record of accomplishment across the country, with graduates experiencing an 80% success rate in bringing projects into operation. CSH Subject matter experts from across the state and the country, in partnership with local expertise, will provide insight on coordinating services and property management, asset management, building a race equity culture, financing, funding and trauma-informed design. Register today for the How to Apply Webinar on April 18th, 2024, from 2-4pm EST or email shi.va@csh.org to learn more.
 
The 2024 statewide Institute is made possible by Virginia Housing. Due to their commitment to supportive housing, the Institute is offered free of charge to participants.

 

Registration Details: This event is free.

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CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | First Year

Date: April 17 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

In this session, we’ll address the unique challenges that arise during the first year of operations. We’ll dive into the essentials of coordinated entry and other tenant referral processes, as well as strategies for managing move-ins and ensuring housing retention. The goal is to equip you with valuable insights and tools to navigate these challenges successfully. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of how to tackle these aspects effectively and ensure a smooth transition into the first year of operations.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Property Management and Service Coordination 

Date: April 16 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

In this session, we’ll explore the ins and outs of building operations and the associated services. Additionally, we’ll delve into topics such as working with tenants, creating and enforcing leases, coordinating services, managing crises, and addressing common challenges in property management. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate these areas effectively.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Service Coordination and Models in Supportive Housing

Date: April 3 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

This session will provide an overview of the different models of integrated supportive housing.  During the session, project teams will look at ways to help foster lasting working relationships, areas where coordination can be most effective, and explore the best practices of integrated supportive housing

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

Negotiations Workshop

Date: April 2 | 9:30am – 1:30pm | Location: National Association of REALTORS (500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

Join HAND on Tuesday, April 2 from 9:30AM-1:30PM for an Interest-based negotiation workshop focusing on teaching participants how to negotiate effectively by focusing on underlying interests rather than just positions. Through this training, participants will learn to identify their own interests as well as those of the other party, explore creative solutions to satisfy mutual interests, and build collaborative relationships. criteria, generating options for mutual gain, and maintaining open communication. Through interactive exercises and role-plays, participants develop practical skills and strategies to navigate negotiations successfully while preserving relationships and maximizing outcomes for all parties involved. Ultimately, interest-based negotiation training empowers individuals to achieve more satisfying outcomes while preserving important business relationships and fostering long-term partnerships.

 

Topics we will cover:

  • Two-party & multi-party negotiations
  • Separating people from the problem
  • Objective criteria
  • Mutual gain
  • Open communication

 

Featured Speakers

     

Ronald McDonald
 Managing Principal
RMC Development LLC
& Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland

Vonda Jones
Attorney
Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

     

 

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

 


March 2024

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Supportive Housing Budgets: Operating and Services 

Date: March 28 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Location: CareFirst Canton Tower (1501 S. Clinton St Baltimore, MD 21224)

In this session, we will conclude our focus on budgeting topics. The session will provide an overview of the sources of capital financing, cover the entire development process, and take a deeper look at supportive housing budgets. Discussions will center around the different types of local financing options that are available for pre-development and gap financing as well as funding available for services to support supportive housing projects. Additionally, we will share tools and resources to assist you in planning your budgets effectively as a team.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Introduction to Supportive Housing Budgets: Capital Budgets

Date: March 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Location: CareFirst Canton Tower (1501 S. Clinton St Baltimore, MD 21224)

This session will provide an introductory overview of supportive housing budgets. It will cover the various types of financing required for the construction and operation of supportive housing. Additionally, the session will discuss important considerations and priorities when budgeting for supportive housing projects, as well as provide an overview of the overall development process.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

Meeting the Moment: Collective Effort to Increase Housing Production and Affordability in the Capital Region with the Housing Indicator Tool

Date: March 21 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Location: Urban Institute (500 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington D.C, 20024) 

The housing affordability crisis in the Capital Region of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, continues to grow. Building enough new housing to meet demand and preserving existing affordability is a problem that will take collective effort to solve. The Housing Indicator Tool(HIT) is a digital dashboard that tracks affordable housing production and preservation at the regional and jurisdiction level. It also tracks policies jurisdictions have in place to facilitate the production and preservation outcomes the region seeks and to protect residents from discrimination and displacement. The region has made progress in increasing production, but to solve the affordability crisis, collective effort is needed from every sector: public, private, and philanthropic.

Join HAND and The Urban Institute for the 2024 HIT release and conversations from cross-sector leaders with a diverse set of perspectives that will provide a view of how each sector can contribute to the collective effort and address the advocacy, policies, and investments needed to increase the housing supply and create a more equitable region. 

 

Featured Speakers

Opening Remarks

 

Christina Autin
National Relationship and Program Manager, 
Housing Access & Affordability – Philanthropy 
Wells Fargo

Courtney Battle
Executive Director

HAND

Malachi McKinney
Senior Finance Manager
Housing Equity Fund
Amazon

Sarah Rosen Wartell
President
Urban Institute
 

 

HIT 4.0 Release, Featuring 2023 Housing Outcomes

     
Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
Urban Institute
Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND
     

 

Panel 1 | Collective Action Toward Moving the Needle: Cross-Sector Approaches to Increase Housing Production and Affordability in the Capital Region
   
Jovan Burton
Executive Director

Partnership for Housing Affordability
George Kleb
Executive Director
Bon Secours Baltimore Community Works
 
Brett Macleod
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co
   
         
   

Kate Owens
Director of Investments
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners

Carmen Romero
President & CEO
Arlington Partnership for
Affordable Housing
Brett Theodos
Senior Fellow and Director
Community Economic Development Hub 
Urban Institute
(Moderator)
   

 

Panel 2 | Local Policies, Regional Impact: Elected Officials & Housing Directors’ Perspectives on What’s Needed to Make Progress as a Region

Thomas Fleetwood
Director
Fairfax County DHCD

Alyia Gaskins
Councilmember
City of Alexandria, VA
Colleen Green  
Director
DC DHCD
John Hall
Housing Director
Loudoun County DHCD
Takis Karantonis
Vice Chair
Arlington County, VA
         
     
Aspasia Xypolia
Director
Prince George’s
County DHCD
Robert McCartney
Host
Think Regionally Podcast
(Moderator)
     

 

Registration Details: This event is free.

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CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Designing Your Project

Date: March 12 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual

This session focuses on designing your project to meet quality standards and incorporate Trauma Informed Design principles. Regional experts will guide participants through unique design examples and considerations to better inform population-specific project concepts.  We will hear from a local architect, learn about crafting a project design that meets your project goals, and integrate accessibility and sustainability into your project concept.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

Asset Management Affinity Group: Captive Insurance

Date: March 5 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

Join HAND’s Asset Management Affinity Group to learn about captive insurance and its role in affordable housing. In an environment where insurance premiums are rising and the number of providers is seemingly decreasing, the use of captive insurance has been increasing. During this session we will learn what an insurance captive is, how they’re structured, and when it is the right time for affordable housing organizations to consider captives. HAND’s affinity groups are peer-to-peer sessions, designed for sharing ideas and collaborating on solutions in a safe space alongside other industry segment professionals. This will be a cameras on session, so we encourage you all to participate and bring your questions and ideas for sharing!

Who can attend? Anyone engaged in Asset Management programming or decision-making.

 

Featured Speakers

     

Nate Reznicek, ACI
President & Principal Consultant
Captives Insure

Ari Severe
Executive Vice President of Operations TM Associates
     

 

Registration Details: This event is free and only available to current HAND members.

 


FEBRUARY 2024

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Supportive Housing 101

Date: February 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Baltimore Unity Hall (1505 Eutaw Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217)

Cohort members can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the core principles of supportive housing, as well as evidence based best practices in the field of supportive housing.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Centering Equity: Understanding Need Within a National and Local Context

Date: February 26 | 9:00am – 5:00pm | Location: Baltimore Unity Hall (1505 Eutaw Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217)

During the in-person kick-off, cohort members can expect to get to know the other teams and learn some best practices in producing and operating quality supportive housing. This session will explore equity in both a national and local context, while addressing the role supportive housing plays in building and sustaining equitable communities.

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 

Housing Indicator Tool Lunch & Learn with AHC

Date: February 22 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: AHC Office (2230 Fairfax Dr. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22201)

The housing affordability crisis in the Capital Region of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia continues to grow. Building enough new housing to meet demand and preserving existing affordability is a problem that will take collective effort to solve. The Housing Indicator Tool is a digital dashboard that tracks affordable housing production and preservation at the regional and jurisdiction level. Rooted in a racial equity framework, it also tracks policies jurisdictions have in place to facilitate the production and preservation outcomes the region seeks and protect residents from discrimination and displacement. 

Join speakers from HAND and the Urban Institute during this lunch & learn session, as they provide an overview of affordable housing trends across the region, highlight where there is still work to be done, and demonstrate how you can use the HIT tool in your work providing high-quality affordable housing across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. HAND is a cross-sector membership collective of over 450 organizations committed to the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Capital Region. Urban is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity and is committed to providing research, data, and technical assistance in the Greater DC area to further those goals.

 

Featured Speakers

   
Courtney Battle
Executive Director

HAND
Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
Urban Institute
Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND
   

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to AHC staff.

 


GenerationHAND Mentorship Kick-Off

Date: February 16 | 9:00am – 11:00am | Location: National Association of REALTORS (500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

HAND is excited to kick off the third year of the GenerationHAND Mentorship Program. The mentorship program is a year-long journey where HAND members can focus on personal and professional development while building connections with and learning from like-minded industry professionals. A mentor is not only someone who can help you grow your network and advance your career, but also someone who can be a sounding board for ideas, a collaborator on solutions and most importantly – a source of encouragement and inspiration. Here at HAND, we emphasize the importance of relationships. Our members’ shared mission to build and sustain more equitable communities is not an easy goal, and it is not one that can be accomplished alone. The GenerationHAND Mentorship program is one more tool in your toolbox to help get one step closer to your goals. Join HAND on Friday, February 16, 2024 to kick-off this year’s mentor-mentee pairings.

Who can attend: HAND members who have completed the mentorship application on or before January 23, 2024.

 

Featured Speakers

       

Christopher Donald
Executive Director & CEO

District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency

 

     

 

Registration Details: This event is free and only available to current HAND members who have completed the mentorship application.

 

CSH, Baltimore City DHCD, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs & HAND Hosts The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Virtual Orientation

Date: February 15 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and HAND are excited to kick-off the first Baltimore City Supportive Housing Institute (SHI). During this virtual orientation, cohort members can expect to gain a thorough understanding of SHI’s curriculum and the need for supportive housing, get to know the other teams, get important information about the in-person kick-off, and learn some best practices in producing and operating quality supportive housing. 

 

Registration Details: This session is only open to the 2024 Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City cohort members.

 


How to Apply Webinar: LEAD Racial Equity Institute
Date: February 1 | 10:00am – 11:00am | Location: Virtual Webinar

Learn, Empower, Activate and Deliver – these four words capture the heart of HAND’s latest racial equity programming, the LEAD Racial Equity Institute. At HAND, we are committed to centering racial equity, and the Institute is one of the ways we are taking action. We are constantly inspired by our members remaining intentional in this commitment alongside us, and we have heard their call for a program that goes a step beyond traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion training. Join HAND on February 1 at 10:00AM for a virtual webinar to learn more about the Institute and get more information on how to submit your application. 

The LEAD Racial Equity Institute will equip housing leaders to actively drive racial equity, transforming their organizational culture, policies, and practices to make a lasting impact, both internally and externally. This program requires the decision-makers who can directly impact change to be at the table, where they will design and learn how to implement a Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) plan unique to their organization and its goals. This 10-month cohort program is designed to foster a collaborative style of learning to address a wide range of competencies, skills, and practices. Each session is carefully crafted to be inclusive and relevant to the unique challenges faced at the cross-sector of racial equity and affordable housing and community development. Applications for the Institute are due on February 23, 2024. 

Who can attend? Nonprofit and for-profit HAND members working in development or housing services (including property management, resident services, and housing counseling).

 

Registration fees: This event is free.

 


 

JANUARY 2024

Resident Services Affinity Group Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES)

Date: January 31 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

The CORES Certification recognizes owner-operators and third-party providers that have developed a robust commitment, capacity, and competency in providing resident services coordination in affordable housing communities. Launched by the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) in 2018, the CORES Certification ensures that housing providers, funders and policymakers are able to identify organizations who have committed to and operationalized a resident-centered approach to services. Join HAND and SAHF on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 to learn more about the CORES certification process and how it can help you set goals for your residents services programs to create a more meaningful, intentional impact in the communities you serve. Affinity groups are HAND’s peer-to-peer sessions. These small group webinars are designed to be a safe space for idea sharing and collaboration around solutions.

Who can attend? Anyone engaged in Resident Services programming or decision-making.

 

Featured Speaker

       

Meena Nutbeam
Program Manager
Resident
 Outcomes
& CORES

Stewards of Affordable
Housing for the Future

       

Registration Details:  This event is free and only available to current HAND members.

 


Environmental Justice Affinity Group: Funding Initiatives & Incentive Programs

Date: January 9 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

Join HAND and The Building Innovation Hub (Hub) for the next Environmental Justice Affinity Group on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Affinity groups are HAND’s peer-to-peer sessions. These small group webinars are designed to be a safe space for idea sharing and collaboration around solutions. The Hub, a project of the nonprofit Institute for Market Transformation, helps real estate practitioners make building improvements that support better buildings and equitable, community-centered decarbonization. During this session, the Hub will share the different ways they have successfully introduced organizations to funding and financing opportunities, including newly available incentive programs.

Who can attend? All HAND members who are engaged with making environmental impact decisions – financiers, property managers, asset managers, etc.

Featured Speaker

       

Yolanda Bonner
Associate Director of Building Performance
Building Innovation Hub

       

Registration Details: This event is free and only available to current HAND members.

 

Affordable Housing Underwriting 101

Date: January 8 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Location: 6406 Ivy Lane, Suite 700, Greenbelt, MD 20770

When it comes to the complex deal structures that make affordable housing projects possible, it is essential that the spectrum of real estate and community development professionals are able to understand the nuances of a deal. In response to member feedback, HAND is pleased to host Underwriting 101. The goal of this series is to support members who are “underwriting adjacent” or new to affordable housing underwriting in everything it takes to make a deal pencil. Join HAND on January 8, 2024 from 9:00AM-12:00PM for the first installment of this informative series taught by seasoned community development practitioners. Participants can expect to gain a broad overview of affordable housing underwriting and to put industry jargon into plain language. 

Topics we will cover:

  • Development Costs
  • Rent Setting
  • Understanding an Excel Financial Pro Forma
  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio
  • Loan to Value
  • Cash Flow

 

Who can attend? Legal services, underwriters, policy professionals, financiers, emerging developers, students, and anyone who is interested in learning or getting a refresher on affordable housing deals.

 

Featured Speakers

     

Paul Browne
Principal
Joseph Browne Development Associates

Alex Schwartz
Assistant Vice President
R4 Capital
     

 

Registration fees: $150 for HAND Members; $200 for non-HAND Members.


DECEMBER 2023

The Supportive Housing Institute of Baltimore City | Informational Session

Date: December 15 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs (MOHS), the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and HAND are excited to announce the first Baltimore City Supportive Housing Institute beginning in February 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity for supportive service providers, housing developers, and property/asset managers to receive over 10 days of practical training and individualized technical assistance in developing supportive housing. Additionally, each project team participating in the Institute will have access to up to $150,000 in grant funding to help support the successful initiation and development of high-quality supportive and deeply affordable housing.

Please join HAND, CSH, DHCD, and MOHS for an informational session on December 15th from 2:00-3:30pm. This session will provide more details on the Institute structure and application process. Applications will be available immediately following the informational session and will be due on January 17, 2024.

 

Registration fees: This event is free and only open to those who plan on developing or supporting a project in Baltimore City.  We highly encourage both HAND members and non-HAND members to attend.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 


HIT 4.0 Survey Webinar

Date: December 14 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

HAND is excited for the launch of the Housing Indicator Tool (HIT) 4.0! But before we can analyze the progress we’ve made over the last year, we need your jurisdiction’s housing leaders’ support in collecting the data. We invite jurisdictions who have participated in the HIT, or would like to this coming year, to join us on December 14, 2023 from 3:00PM-4:00PM for a virtual webinar to review the progress made this year, get an overview of what to expect in the coming year, and discuss helpful information for completing the survey. 

Topics we will cover:

  • Overview of the Housing Indicator Tool
  • What’s New in 2024
  • Data Submission Process & Deadlines

 

Featured Speakers

   

Elizabeth Burton
Research Analyst

The Urban Institute

Rodrigo Garcia
Research Assistant

The Urban Institute

Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
The Urban Institute
   
         
   
Terry Hickey
Director
Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development
Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND

Aspasia Xypolia
Director
Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development

   

 

Alternative Financing Solutions

Date: December 13 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Location: Virtual Webinar

As we’ve been evaluating the current market and our members work to navigate the many roadblocks to affordable housing production, it is essential that we remain solution-oriented and open to collaboration. Join HAND on December 13, 2023 for the “Alternative Financing Solutions” webinar where we will explore the creative ways practitioners are bridging the gap with unique funding opportunities. Guests can expect to learn more about existing funds and initiatives, and discussion around how we can work together to increase access to the resources necessary to meeting our shared goal of a more equitable region with housing affordable to all income levels.

Topics we will cover:

  • Exploring State & National Level Funds
  • Identifying Nontraditional Funding Opportunities
  • Increasing Access and Visibility of Unique Funding Methods
  • Learning from Organizations Establishing their Own Funds
  • Understanding the Impact of Additional Funding Sources 

 

     Industry Practitioners

Brian Allan Jackson President
LEO Impact Capital
a JBG SMITH Company

Charles King
Principal
CSG Urban Partners

Jim Knight
President & CEO
Jubilee Housing

Joseph LeMense
Managing Director of  Community Development
& Nonprofit Banking

United Bank

Susan Ortiz
Program Director
HAND
(Moderator)

 

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

 

HAND’s Holiday Mixer

Date: December 11 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: Arena Stage (1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024)

Registration fees: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $150.

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Quarterly Member Power Hour 

Date: December 4 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Are you a new HAND member who wants to learn how to maximize your membership? Or maybe a longtime member who needs a refresher on membership benefits? If you answered “yes,” to either of those questions, we’re here to help! Join us for our next Quarterly Member Power Hour, where you can learn all about HAND’s offerings, the best way for you and your team to plug in, and connect with other members. All members are welcome! If you have any questions you’d like for us to cover specifically, please email them to Susan Ortiz at sortiz@handhousing.org. We look forward to you joining us!

Registration fees: This event is free.


NOVEMBER 2023


Meeting the Region’s Homeownership Needs:
Policies, Programs & Resources Addressing Affordable Homeownership

Date: November 29 | 8:30am – 12:00pm | Location: DC Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Homeownership is all the buzz right now, but what is the region doing to increase the supply of homes available and educate residents on ways to become homeowners? Designing programs and policies to help organizations break into the homeownership market is essential to addressing the racial wealth gap. In 2022, 74.6% of white households owned their home, compared to 45.3% of Black households – only a 3-point decrease in the gap since 1960. Homeownership is the number one way for residents to build their personal wealth and create a more equitable region. Through shared equity and cross-sector collaboration, we can begin to break down barriers – those stopping multifamily developers from constructing homeownership opportunities, as well as those holding residents back from achieving their goals of homeownership. Join Manna Inc., and HAND on November 29 from 8:30AM-12:00PM to learn what jurisdictions are doing to assist developers in creating more homeownership opportunities, how they’re ensuring residents are mortgage ready, and what role government programs and policies play a key role in meeting these needs.

 

Industry Practitioners

Setting the Stage

     
Sasha-Gaye Angus
President & CEO
MANNA, Inc.
Courtney Battle 
Executive Director
HAND
     

 

Panel 1: Models & Programs for Developing Affordable Homeownership

Vaughn Perry
President
Douglass Community
Land Trust
Stephanie Prange Proestel
Deputy Director
Housing Initiative Partnership
 
Matthew Rhodes
Real Estate
Development Manager
Housing Alexandria
Imani Yasin
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Parity
Tabitha Atkins
Founder & Chief
Executive Officer

The Atkins Group
(Moderator)

 

Panel 2: Local Policies & Programs Inspiring New Homeowners

 
Eric Keeler
Deputy Director
Office of Housing
City of Alexandria
Wendi Redfern-Curtis
Senior Vice President
Single Family Programs

DC Housing
Finance Agency
Yvette Thomas
Director of Homeownership Center
MANNA, Inc.

 

Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND
(Moderator)
 

 

Panel 3: Financial Tools & Policies Making Homeownership Production Possible

 
Elisabeth Coats
Director of the
Homeownership Alliance
National Community
Stabilization Trust
Shellon Fraser 
Senior Director of Lending
National Housing Trust
Brien O’Toole
Chief of Housing Production
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community
Dekonti
Mends-Cole

Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Corporate Responsibility

JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
(Moderator)
 

 

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

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Finale Presentations

Date: November 15 | 8:30am – 2:00pm | Location: Embassy Suites Hampton Convention Center (1700 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666)

Experience the success of the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia! With the goal of jumpstarting Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects, our institute has provided support for nine teams to make a difference in the Virginia region. By outlining practical steps toward PSH development, cohort members are working to address the vital needs of individuals with serious mental illness who face the risks of institutionalization, homelessness, and incarceration. Together, these projects will add over 150 new supportive housing units to Virginia’s pipeline. It’s a significant stride forward, enhancing the lives of those in need and strengthening our communities.

At the finale, each team will present their detailed plans for development and management. Prepare to be inspired by the strategic vision and impact of these incredible projects. RSVP by November 6th to witness how we’re boosting supportive housing sites in your community! Together, we’re building a brighter future for all.

 


Affordable Housing Outlook & Imagining the Path Forward

Date: November 9 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

Join HAND on November 9 from 12:00PM-2:00PM to discuss the current state of the market, the roadblocks, and the solutions facing affordable housing practitioners in Maryland and Virginia. As HAND hears from its members on the hurdles they are navigating to address affordable housing preservation and production, it is essential that we look to peers and partners to learn what solutions are working and the programs and policies making them possible. During this event, we will hear about updates at the federal level around bond cap, learn from case studies, and hear from a panel of practitioners on what has been most helpful for them in working to meet the region’s affordable housing needs. 

Industry Practitioners

   

Edward Barnett
Director of Rental Lending Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Emily Cadik
 CEO

Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

Robert Goldman
 President
Montgomery Housing Partnership

   
         
   

Brett Macleod
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Carmen Romero
President & CEO
Arlington Partnership for
Affordable Housing

Lauren Marcus
Senior Associate
Tiber Hudson
(Moderator)

   

 

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

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute:Quality Improvement, Quality Endorsement, Project Presentation Prep

Date: November 8 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

During this penultimate session, we will focus on quality and  over essential topics such as how to engage in the CSH Quality Endorsement process, evaluate a project’s alignment with the Dimensions of Quality, and track outcomes for Quality Improvement. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to ensure the highest level of quality in your work and drive positive outcomes in your projects.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 


Resident Services Affinity Group: Sustainable Funding Solutions for Resident Services

Date: November 2 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

What truly makes a successful Resident Services program? Once residents are enrolled in your programs, how can we ensure providers are able to maintain these services for the long-term? Join HAND on November 2, 2023 for the Resident Services Affinity Group session, where we will discuss how to sustainably fund and maintain resident services programs. Affinity groups are HAND’s peer-to-peer sessions. These small group webinars are designed to be a safe space for idea sharing and collaboration around solutions. 

Who can attend? All HAND members who are engaged with resident services programs and related decisions.

 

Industry Practitioners

 

Susan Davidson
Vice President of
Resident Services
AHC

Marquan Jackson
Vice President of
Resident Services
Arlington Partnership
for Affordable Housing

Julianna Stuart-Lomax
 Vice President of Community Impact Preservation of
Affordable Housing

Maura Williams, MA
Vice President of Housing & Community Services
Cornerstones

 

 

Registration fees: This event is free and only available to current HAND members.

 


OCTOBER 2023

Environmental Justice Affinity Group 
Equitable Decarbonization in Affordable Housing

Date: October 23 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

From the Inflation Reduction Act, to the Building Energy Performance Standards, and even the Clean Energy DC Building Code – environmental regulations are at the center of many affordable housing conversations right now. As they work to address decarbonization more specifically, the National Housing Trust (NHT) is partnering with residents, property owners, capital providers and policymakers to support and increase decarbonization and healthy housing efforts in affordable housing. Join HAND on Monday, October 23 from 12:00PM-1:30PM for an Environmental Justice Affinity Group session to discuss what this new program will entail. Then, we want to hear from you! What are your concerns around decarbonization? What are the lessons you’ve learned if your team has taken on this challenge? Affinity groups are HAND’s peer-to-peer sessions. These small group webinars are designed to be a safe space for idea sharing and collaboration around solutions. 

Who can attend? All HAND members who are engaged with making environmental impact decisions – financiers, property managers, asset managers, etc.

 

Industry Practitioners

     
Leslie Zarker
Director of
Sustainability Policy
National Housing Trust
Kathy Zeisel, Esq.
Director of Special
Legal Projects
Children’s Law Center
 
   

 

Registration fees: This event is free and only available to current HAND members.

 

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Fair Housing and Tenant Screening

 

Date: October 5 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

In this session, we will explore how to ensure equity and accessibility in your project. We’ll cover key principles such as fair housing, reasonable accommodation, accessibility, and best practices in tenant screening. The aim is to provide you with valuable insights and practical strategies for creating an inclusive and accessible environment.

 

Industry Practitioners

 

Regina Chaney
Senior Community Engagement Specialist
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia

Rashaunda Lanier-Jackson
Senior Program Manager CSH

 

Charlesy Nance
Senior Program Manager CSH

Shiri Yadlin
Senior Program Manager
CSH
 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members. 

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: First Year

 

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

In this session, we’ll address the unique challenges that arise during the first year of operations. We’ll dive into the essentials of coordinated entry and other tenant referral processes, as well as strategies for managing move-ins and ensuring housing retention. The goal is to equip you with valuable insights and tools to navigate these challenges successfully. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of how to tackle these aspects effectively and ensure a smooth transition into the first year of operations.

 

Industry Practitioners

Tierra Faggins
Senior Asset
Manager, Housing

Cornerstones

Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Rashaunda Lanier-Jackson
Senior Program Manager CSH

Maura Williams
Vice President of Housing
and Community Services

Cornerstones

Vanessa Williams
Director of Supportive Housing

Cornerstones

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Property Management and Service Coordination

 

Date: October 3 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

In this session, we’ll explore the ins and outs of building operations and the associated services. Additionally, we’ll delve into topics such as working with tenants, creating and enforcing leases, coordinating services, managing crises, and addressing common challenges in property management. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate these areas effectively.

 

Industry Practitioners

 
Pamela Agava
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

 

Rashaunda Lanier-Jackson
Senior Program Manager CSH

Shiri Yadlin
Senior Program Manager
CSH
 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 


SEPTEMBER 2023

Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance’s Lunch & Learn
Faces of Affordable Housing: Who Can Afford to Live in the Region?

Date: September 15 | 12:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

“What does it take to call this region home?” This fundamental question served as the driving force behind the development of HAND’s Housing Indicator Tool. As we delve into the intricacies of this innovative tool, we’ll reveal the tangible impact it has on real lives. Behind every data point and figure, there’s a face, a family, a dream – all intricately woven into the fabric of affordable housing.

Featured Speakers

   
Courtney Battle
Acting Executive Director
HAND
Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
The Urban Institute
Taylor Phillips
Director of Public Policy
HAND
   

 

WATCH THE RECORDING

Registration fees: There is no cost to attend.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Supportive Housing Budgets: Operating and Capital

 

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

 

In this session, we will conclude our focus on budgeting topics. The session will provide an overview of the sources of capital financing and cover the entire development process. Discussions will center around the different types of local financing options that are available for pre-development and gap financing as well as funding available for services to support supportive housing projects. Additionally, we will share tools and resources to assist you in planning your budgets effectively as a team.

Industry Practitioners

   
Christina Duran
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Allison Roddy
Community Investment Officer
CSH

 

Leah Werner
Senior Project Manager
CSH

   

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Supportive Housing Budgets: Services and Development Process

 

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

 

This session will take a deeper look at supportive housing budgets. It will focus on the sources and priorities for services and cover the entire development process and operating budgets. Additionally, we will share tools and resources to assist you in planning your budgets effectively as a team.

Industry Practitioners

     
Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Allison Roddy
Community Investment Officer
CSH

 

 

   

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Introduction to Supportive Housing Budgets

 

Date: September 12 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

This session will provide an introductory overview of supportive housing budgets. It will cover the various types of financing required for the construction and operation of supportive housing. Additionally, the session will discuss important considerations and priorities when budgeting for supportive housing projects, as well as provide an overview of the overall development process.

Industry Practitioners

 
Pamela Agava
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

 

Rashaunda Lanier-Jackson
Senior Program Manager CSH

Shiri Yadlin
Senior Program Manager
CSH
 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

A Conversation with the Baltimore Region’s Housing Directors

Date: September 7 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Location: Virtual Webcast

Join HAND and Baltimore housing leaders for a demonstration and discussion of the Housing Indicator Tool (HIT) 3.0. In 2023, the HIT included five Baltimore jurisdictions for the first time! As the HIT continues to grow, HAND is committed to making sure it represents its members’ full footprint throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. It is important for users to know how to navigate the tool, and – more importantly – know how to put that data into actionable solutions. Each jurisdiction has unique obstacles to addressing the affordable housing crisis, but looking to how, where and why other jurisdictions have had success is a key first step in advocating for more equitable housing policies. After a demonstration of HIT 3.0, Baltimore housing leaders will discuss how to use the outcomes as starting points to address the need for more affordable housing in their respective jurisdictions and how everyone has a unique role to play as advocates in this industry.

HIT 3.0 Demonstration

     
Leah Hendey
Principal Research Associate
The Urban Institute
LaToya Thomas
Principal & Founder
Brick & Story
     

 

Regional Leadership

Kelly A. Cimino
Director
Howard County
Department of Housing and Community Development

Terry Hickey
Director
Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development
Alice Kennedy
Housing Commissioner
Baltimore City
Department of Housing and Community Development
Eric Leshinsky
Chief of Comprehensive Planning
The City of Annapolis Department of Planning and Zoning
Christopher Everett
Development Manager
Mission First
Housing Group
(Moderator)

 

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

 


AUGUST 2023

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Services Planning, Service Coordination, and Models in Supportive Housing

 

Date: August 31 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

 

During this session, participants will gain knowledge on the coordination and planning of services aimed at supporting tenants in utilizing housing as a means to promote their individual health, wellness, and recovery. The session will cover essential topics like services coordination, models for staffing and services, and designing and planning of services.

Industry Practitioners

 
Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Eunid Mann
Program Manager
Project HOME

 

Candice Stancil
Senior PSH Case Manager
The Lamb Center

Shiri Yadlin
Senior Program Manager
CSH
 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Designing Your Project

 

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

 

This session focuses on designing your project to meet quality standards and incorporate Trauma Informed Design principles. Regional experts will guide participants through unique design examples and considerations to better inform population specific project concepts.  We will hear from a local architect, learn about crafting a project design that meets your project goals, and integrate accessibility and sustainability into your project concept.

Industry Practitioners

   

Laura Battaglia
AIA, LEEDap,
IDEC, IIDA
Assistant Professor of
Interior Design Virginia Commonwealth University

Liam Hudson
Senior Program Manager
CSH

Lisa T. Moon
Ph.D., MFA

Design Strategist Determined by Design &
Clinical Psychologist
Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center

   

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

 Expanding Housing Opportunities: How Municipalities are Meeting the Need

 Date: August 22 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

 


   As we continue to track the region’s progress post-launch of the 2023 Housing Indicator Tool, HAND sees the many
   creative ways in which jurisdictions are working to design innovative programs and strategies to address the region’s
   affordable
housing needs. Join HAND and local housing industry leaders on August 22 for two virtual roundtable
   discussions: 

   Roundtable 1: Revisiting Zoning to Expand Housing Opportunities
   Roundtable 2: Expanding Housing Opportunities – A Look at Jurisdictions that are Building a Framework to Further
   Affordable Housing

   What we will cover:

  • Zoning opportunities for the Missing Middle
  • Comprehensive Plan approvals
  • Townhomes’ roles in furthering affordability
  • Innovative assistance programs and housing plans
  • Housing Trust Funds
  • …and more!

 

   Featured Speakers

  Roundtable Discussion #1: Revisiting Zoning to Expand Housing Opportunities

   
Scott Bruton, PhD
Director
Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs
John E. Hall
Director
Loudoun County
Department of Housing and Community Development
Mark McCaskill, AICP Principal Planner
Prince William County
   
         
   

Helen McIlvaine
Director of Housing
City of Alexandria

Anna Shapiro
Deputy Director
Fairfax County Department of Housing and
Community Development
Melissa Bondi
Policy Director
Mid-Atlantic
Enterprise Community Partners
(Moderator)
   

Roundtable Discussion #2: Expanding Housing Opportunities – A Look at Jurisdictions that are Building a
  Framework to Further Affordable Housing

Peter Engel
Executive Director
Howard County
Housing Commission
Terry Hickey
Director
Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development
Alice Kennedy
Housing Commissioner
Baltimore City
Department of Housing and Community Development

 

Ivette Monnéy, MBA
Housing Program Coordinator
Department of Community Services
City of Manassas Park
Jill Norcross
Executive Director
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
(Moderator)

 

  WATCH THE RECORDING

 

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 VirginiaSupportive Housing Institute: Roles, Involving Tenants, Community Support

 

Date: August 17 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Location: Site- Visit  6939 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012  & Lunch (Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012)

 

Cohort members will start their day with a tour of a permanent supportive housing building in DC. After the tour, cohort members will enjoy a working lunch.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Project Teams, Concept, and Strategy

 

Date: August 16 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Capital One Hall (7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons, Virginia 22102)

 

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 the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 

CSH, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, Region 5 & HAND Hosts The 2023 Virginia Supportive Housing Institute: Supportive Housing 101

 

Date: August 15 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm | Location: Capital One Hall (7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons, Virginia 22102)

 

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 the 2023 Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia cohort members.

 


JULY 2023

Northern Virginia Regional Commission NoVa Council

Date: July 11 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031

We invite you to join HAND, Virginia Housing, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development & the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance at NoVa’s First Advisory Council Meeting. This meeting promises to be engaging and informative, featuring an open discussion segment centered around three key questions:

  • How can new land-use reform initiatives create innovative, affordable housing and service delivery opportunities?
  • What strategic partnerships are you leveraging to promote upward mobility in your community through rental to homeownership opportunities?
  • Are there any new partnerships emerging to cover existing gaps in services and create a holistic approach to community stabilization? How are you aligning property management with resident services to achieve this?

By attending the meeting on July 11th, you will have an opportunity to share your valuable insights and perspectives at this open exchange of ideas!

 

 

 

Baltimore Metropolitan Council Housing Committee Presentation – Housing Indicator Tool 

Date: July 6 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

Join the Baltimore Metropolitan Council‘s (BMC) Housing Committee and Affordability Preservation Task Force for their joint quarterly meeting on July 6th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. This virtual meeting will bring together stakeholders in the Baltimore area to discuss important housing-related topics.

During this meeting, the committee will be joined by the HAND, who have developed an online preservation-oriented Housing Indicator Tool (HIT). This tool has been instrumental in gathering data on housing conditions and preservation efforts. Notably, this year, five Baltimore-area jurisdictions participated in the development of HIT for the first time. The HAND team will guide the members through the valuable information provided by the tool.

The BMC’s Housing Committee serves as a platform for interaction and cooperative dialogue among stakeholders involved in implementing regional fair housing action plans in Baltimore. In addition to this important role, the committee also addresses the allocation of State affordable housing resources and addresses transportation/transit issues related to publicly assisted housing in the region. Furthermore, the committee is actively engaged in addressing housing-related matters stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion and contribute to the advancement of fair and affordable housing in the Baltimore area.

   Featured Speakers

     
Courtney Battle
Director of Strategic
Partnerships & Membership
HAND
LaToya Thomas
Policy Director
Housing Indicator Tool
HAND
     

 

 


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