2015 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo

HAND’s 24th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo Lauded a Success

More than 1,200 affordable housing and community development industry members united at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. for a day of collaboration, innovation and transformation!

Themed “Connected Region, Connected Future,” this dynamic meeting explored innovative housing solutions through the lens of what the housing industry can accomplish regionally by combining resources and successful strategies from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia; celebrated outstanding affordable housing communities and leaders; and captivated participants by challenging housing practitioners to look at how we conduct ”business as usual” and envision a more streamlined way to help the communities we serve.

To kick the day off, the Greater Washington Housing Leaders Group (GWHLG), a collaborative of public and private sector stakeholders moved to action about the housing affordability crisis in the Washington, D.C. region and its potential impact on our economy and quality of life in the future hosted the interactive plenary “Regional Strategies to Increase Affordable Housing Development and Preservation in the Greater Washington Area.” The engaged panel consisted of a never-before-seen cadre of elected officials from municipalities in the region and business leaders and academics who sought to start the conversation around regionalism, a cross-jurisdictional strategy to build and preserve affordable housing. Informed by a George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis forecast, The Washington Regions Future Housing Needs: 2023 and the paper commissioned by Enterprise Community Partners, Call the Question: Will the Greater Washington Region Collaborate and Invest to Solve Its Affordable Housing Shortage, the conversation proved to be a rousing interaction as panelists and presenters went in-depth on the importance of community and political will to create and preserve affordable housing.

Community Solutions President and Founder Rosanne Haggerty’s keynote address reminded the participants that by bringing everyone to the table at once, innovative solutions to building challenges can be addressed early in the development process. True collaboration leads to true success.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, guests, and partners for making this year such a success and look forward to seeing you next year for our 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting!

A Special Thanks to
Our Event Sponsors & Partners

Congratulations to our 2015 HAND Housing Achievement Award Winners!

2014 HAND Housing Achievement Awards

This year’s award winner tribute video features each award winner and celebrates all that they have accomplished to keep our region connected for a brighter future.

Nonprofit Developer of the Year
Homes for America

Best Large Affordable Housing Project
Bass Circle Apartments, Telesis

Best Small Affordable Housing Project
Justice Park Apartments, Dantes Partners & Menkiti Group

President’s Choice Award
Walter Webdale, President & CEO, AHC, Inc.

View Photos from the Annual Meeting & Housing Expo!

HAND Annual Meeting 2015

2015 HAND Annual Meeting & Housing Expo Photos

This year’s event photos include a collection of images of the awards luncheon, expo and plenary session. 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.


2015 Annual Meeting Table Sponsors

AHC, Inc. (2)
AHD, Inc.
Arlington County DHS /CPHD
Arlington County Housing Division
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2)
BKV Group
Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt
Bozzuto Construction Company
Capital One (2)
Citi Community Capital (2)
City of Alexandria Office of Housing
City First Bank
Commons Energy
Community Solutions
Cornerstones Housing Corporation
CPDC (2)
D.C. Housing Finance Agency
D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility
Dantes Partners (2)
E*TRADE Financial
EarthCraft Virginia
Ellisdale Construction
Enterprise (2)
Enterprise Homes
Equity Management

Fairfax County DHCD
Gallagher Evelius & Jones
Grimm + Parker Architects
Habitat America
Habitat for Humanity Affiliates of the Metro Area
Hamel Builders
Harkins Builders
Hertzbach & Company
Hessel Aluise and Neun, PC
HomeAid Northern VA
Homes for America (2)
Hord Coplan Macht
Housing Authority of Prince George’s County
Housing Opportunities Commission
Housing Initiative Partnership
Humphrey Management
JBG Companies
KGD Architecture
Klein Hornig LLP
Love Funding
Low Income Investment Fund
MaGrann Associates
Maryland DHCD
Michaels Organization
Miles and Stockbridge
Mission First Housing
Montgomery County DHCA
Montgomery Housing Partnership (2)
National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions

National Housing Trust / Enterprise Preservation Corporation
Neighborhood Associates Corporation
New Communities Initiative
NHP Foundation
Nixon Peabody
Paradigm Management
PNC Bank (2)
Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Quadel Consulting
Quantum Real Estate Management
RBC Capital Markets
Red Stone Equity Partners LLC
Richman Group Affordable Housing
RPH Architecture
Somerset Development Company
Southway Builders
SunTrust Bank
TD Bank
Telesis Corporation (2)
Transitional Housing Corporation
United Bank
VHDA (2)
Victory Housing
Volunteers of America
Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
Wesley Housing (2)
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Wiencek & Associates
Zavos Architecture + Design

24th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo Agenda

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

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Public and Private Strategies to Increase the Region’s Affordable Housing Development and Preservation
Panel Discussion
The Greater Washington Housing Leaders Group – a collaboration of nonprofit, public, philanthropic, and business leaders – will host this panel discussion to provide participants with collaborative strategies to increase and maintain our regional housing stock. Presentations will include a review of the latest housing affordability trends and examine successful best practices that could be employed to meet local housing needs.

Invited Panelists:
Rushern Baker, County Executive, Prince George’s County
Joshua Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Bernstein Management Corporation
Michael Bodaken, President, National Housing Trust
David Bowers, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners
Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia
Tom Calhoun, Vice President of Facilities, George Mason University
Dr. Terry L. Clower, Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University
Rick Cohen, National Correspondent, Non-Profit Quarterly Magazine
Susan Dewey, Executive Director, VHDA
William Euille, Mayor, City of Alexandria, VA
Mary Hughes Hynes, Chair, Arlington County Board
Isiah Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County
Diana Meyer, Metro Washington Marketplace Manager, Citi Community Development
Heather M. Raspberry, Executive Director, HAND
Anas ‘Andy’ Shallal, Owner and Proprietor, Busboys & Poets
Peter Tatian, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute

*** Please note, access to the Plenary Session will be offered first come, first served based on the date your conference registration is submitted.

12:30 – 2:30 PM
Awards Luncheon featuring
Rosanne Haggerty, President & Founder, Community Solutions

Rosanne Haggerty

Learn More About Rosanne Haggerty

Rosanne Haggerty is the founder and president of Community Solutions, a pioneer in the development of community strategies to end homelessness and improve human service systems, especially in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Community Solutions brings together the best strategies from design thinking, manufacturing, public health and other sectors to produce lasting, cost effective solutions to longstanding conditions of social inequity. The group’s innovations include the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a national movement of 186 US communities that successfully found permanent housing for more than 105,000 chronically homeless Americans in under four years—a 300 percent improvement on prior performance. The group also coordinates a slate of neighborhood-based efforts to help some of the highest poverty communities in the country turn themselves around.

Haggerty’s work has transformed beliefs about homelessness and poor neighborhoods in the US and internationally and has helped to change the way that hundreds of communities respond to poverty and its effects.

Haggerty is a MacArthur Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.S. from Columbia University.

Thank you to our 2015 HAND Housing Achievement Awards Judges!

L to R: Marie Bibbs, Retired Bank Executive; Richard Y. Nelson, Jr., HOC Commissioner; Paula Sampson, Retired Director, Fairfax County Department of Housing & Community Development, PCS Affordable Housing Strategies

Congratulations to Our 2015 Children’s Art Contest Winners!

Grand Prize Winner:
Angelle Southwell, Humphrey Management

Niya Tett, Mission First Housing Group
Yunika Nepal, Wesley Housing Development Corporation
Bryan Rodriguez, Victory Housing
Carlos Claule, APAH
Jabez Valencia, AHC
Anais Basora, National Housing Trust
Joshua Ndjeulo, THC Affordable Housing
Emma Soulsby, Homes for America


Boomtown Events
$125 Bliss Spa Gift Card

Boston Capital
$200 Certificate to MaineLobsterDirect.com

Bozzuto Construction Company
Apple Watch

Two Washington Nationals Tickets

Harkins Builders
$100 Nordstroms Gift Card

Hessel, Aluise and Neun, P.C
Two Washington Capitals Tickets

JDC Construction
$200 Certificate to Rasika Restaurant

Love Funding
Apple TV

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Weekend Away Certificate for Two

Red Stone Equity Partners LLC
Southwest Airlines Roundtrip Voucher

Two Quarts Soup and One Quart Salad

Spy Museum
Two Tickets