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 equitable 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!





Doors Open

Housing Achievement Awards
Children’s Essay Contest Winner
GenerationHAND Scholarship Awards 

Reconnect in-person with your colleagues
and peers with live music, spirits,
exquisite cuisine stations and more.



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The Housing Achievement Awards recognize housing developments, leaders, and solutions across the Capital Region. We are excited to celebrate your outstanding achievements over the last year! During the program, we will also honor the GenerationHAND Scholarship winner(s) and the winner of the Children’s Essay Contest.

Thank you to our Housing Achievement Award Judges!

Claudia Wilson Randall
Community Development
Network of Maryland
Michael Schuerer
Retired, Executive Vice President, Cornerstones Housing Corporation
Nancy Rase
Nancy Rase Consulting
Services, LLC

GenerationHAND Scholarship

HAND is proud to host the GenerationHAND Scholarship for the second year! The scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive,
and a
commitment to using their talents to serve our communities. HAND is able to support these
students through generous contributions from members like YOU! We encourage you to donate
below to lift up our future leaders – every bit helps!




Thank you to our GenerationHAND Scholarship Judges!

William Ferrell
Bank of America
Bob Margolis
TM Associates
Quinn Pregliasco-Geisler
The Community Builders



Arlington Partnership for
Affordable Housing

Boston Financial


Capital One

Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, University of Maryland

Community Solutions

DC Housing Finance Agency

Enterprise Community Parnters

Fairfax County DHCD

Gilbane Development Company

Harkins Builders

Housing Alexandria

Housing Initiative Partnership

Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners

Klein Hornig LLP

Maryland DHCD

Mission First Housing Group

Momentus Capital

National Equity Fund

Neighborhood Development Company

Nixon Peabody

PNC Bank

Preservation of Affordable Housing

Prince George’s County DHCD

Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

SC&H Group

The NHP Foundation

Tiber Hudson

United Bank

Victory Housing

Virginia Housing

Volunteers of America

Wells Fargo

Wesley Housing





This event is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.