2014 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo

HAND hosted its 23rd Annual Meeting and Housing Expo with more than 1,000 HAND members, peers and friends. For everyone who attended, it was a day of incredible networking opportunities, great discussions around regional housing and community development with the “State of the Metropolitan Region’s Affordable Housing” panel discussion, and of course honoring our 2014 HAND Housing Achievement Award Winners for their impactful work in our industry. Of special note, the day also included a dynamic keynote address from developer Jonathan Rose, which centered on the benefits of creating holistic communities that encompass green affordable housing in walkable neighborhoods with access to public transportation and healthy lifestyle choices.

Thank you to all of our members and partners who made the event a success. We can’t wait to see you next year!!

A Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors & Partners

Congratulations to our 2014 HAND Housing Achievement Award Winners!

2014 HAND Housing Achievement Awards

One of the favorite highlights of our 2014 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo was the video honoring our award winners. This year’s video featured each award winner and shares their story of “Why They Do This Work.” We invite you to watch this tribute and learn more about their contributions to the communities across the region. Another new addition to this year’s event are our event photos, including the HAND Photo Booth. Along with a collection of images of the luncheon, expo and plenary session, attendees could pose for photos and show their love of affordable housing. This year’s photos show how much fun it can be to participate in collaboration, innovation and transformation together. Along with being able to download a personal copy of the images, feel free to post the photos to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social accounts with just one click.


Developer of the Year:
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

President’s Choice Award:
Bob Pohlman,
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Best Large Affordable Housing Project:
32 Thirty-Two Apartments,

Mi Casa & Neighborhood Development Company

Best Small Affordable Housing Project:
Project Community Integration, Housing Unlimited

Virginia Peters Nonprofit Friend of the Year:
Michael Cleary, Stanley Martin Homes

Best Housing Partner:
D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility

23rd Annual Meeting & Housing Expo Agenda

9 AM – 3 PM
Housing Expo
Featuring over 100 HAND Member & Partner Exhibits

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
State of the Metropolitan Region’s Affordable Housing
Panel Discussion

Moderated by Ray Skinner, Secretary, Maryland DHCD

L to R: Eric Brown, Director, Prince George’s County DHCD; David Cristeal, Director, Arlington County Housing; Mildrilyn Davis, Director, City of Alexandria Office of Housing; Susan Forbes Dewey, Executive Director, Virginia Housing Development Authority; Michael Kelly, Director, District of Columbia DHCD; Rick Nelson, Director, Montgomery County DHCA; Paula Sampson, Director, Fairfax County DHCD

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Awards Luncheon
Presentation of HAND Housing Achievement Awards & Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan Rose

Learn More About Jonathan Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically resilient world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm which has successfully completed more than $1.5 billion of work. In 2005, the firm launched the nation’s first green transit oriented acquisition and redevelopment fund, followed by green affordable housing and office transformation funds.

The company’s mission is to repair the fabric of communities. The firm draws on its human capital, financial depth and real estate expertise to create highly integrated solutions to real estate challenges. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build not only housing, but also civic, cultural, educational and infrastructure open space.

A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was profiled in e², a PBS series on sustainable development. His book on resilient cities, The Well Tempered City, will be published by Harper Collins in 2015.

The firm’s innovative development, planning,
investment, new construction, conversion and historic preservation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Green USA, the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Rose is Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Partners and is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Rose is also a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose, where he founded the Climate, Mind and Behavior program. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

Thank you to our 2014 HAND Housing Achievement Awards Judges!

L to R: Marie Bibbs, Retired Bank Executive; Conrad Egan, Senior Advisor, Affordable Housing Institute; Matt Hoffman, VP, Innovation, Enterprise Community Partners

Congratulations to Our 2014 Children’s Art Contest Winners!

Grand Prize Winner:

Nicole Nolasco, Montgomery Housing Partnership

Quanshain David, Habitat America LLC
Nada Alim, Wesley Housing
Rudeimi Basora, National Housing Trust
Kemoni Beal, Mission First
Shahad Abdalla, Quantum Property Management
Jilliana Willis, Victory Housing
Kayla Jenkins, Humphrey Management
Tayneshia Mapp, Homes for America


Hudson Housing Capital
Two Southwest Airlines Roundtrip Vouchers

Love Funding
Apple TV

Hamel Builders
Three $200 Restaurant Gift Cards

Nationals Tickets

Hessel, Aluise and Neun
Washington Caps Tickets

Boston Capital
$200 Gift Certificate to MaineLobsterDirect.com

JDC Construction
$200 Gift Certificate to Rasika Restaurant

iPad Mini (Retina Display)

William C. Barton and Associates
$100 Nordstrom Gift Card

Harkins Builders
Four Tickets to Orioles Game on June 29th

$100 Gift Certificate

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
Weekend Away Certificate for Two, Includes One Breakfast Buffet

Potomac Riverboat Company
Two “Washington by Water Monuments Cruise” Tickets

Salsa With Sylvia
One Group Class for Two People

Merlot’s Masterpiece
Two Tickets – Painting and Wine Studio

2014 Annual Meeting Table Sponsors

Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County
Affordable Housing Opportunity Means Everyone Coalition
AHC, Inc. (2)
AHC Management, LLC
AHD, Inc.
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
Arlington County Housing Division
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bank of America (2)
Bank of Georgetown
Bocarsley Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP
Bowman Consulting
Capital One (2)
Citi (2)
City First Family of Companies
City of Alexandria, Office of Housing
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development
Community Preservation and Development Corporation
Cornerstones Housing Corporation
Dantes Partners
DC Department of Housing & Community Development
DC Housing Finance Agency
DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Ellisdale Construction
Enterprise Community Partners(2)
Fairfax County Department of Housing

Fidelity National Title Insurance
Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
Grimm + Parker Architects
H Street CDC
Habitat America
Habitat for Humanity of Northern VA
HAI Management, Inc.
Hamel Builders
Harkins Builders, Inc.
Hertzbach & Company, P.A.
Hessel Aluise and Neun, PC
HomeAid Northern Virginia
Homes for America
Hord Coplan Macht
Housing Opportunities Commission
Housing Unlimited
Intus Windows
JBG Companies
JDC Construction
KGD Architecture
Klein Hornig
Love Funding
Low Income Investment Fund
MaGrann Associates
Maryland DHCD
Mi Casa
Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association
Mid South Building Supply, Inc.
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Mission First Housing Group
Montgomery Housing Partnership (2)

Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs
National Housing Trust / Enterprise Preservation Corporation
Neighborhood Development Company
New Communities Initiative
NHP Foundation
Paradigm Management
Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.
Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds
RBC Capital Markets
Sheridan Ventures
Skyline Innovations
Somerset Development Company, LLC
Southway Builders, Inc.
Stanley Martin Homes
THC Affordable Housing, Inc.
United Bank
VHDA (2)
Victory Housing
VIKA Companies
Virginia Community Development Corporation
Volunteers of America
Wells Fargo
Wesley Housing Development Corporation
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Wiencek & Associates
Zavos Architecture + Design