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The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards are presented annually by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and are the highest level of recognition for well-planned economic and community development and sustainability in the state.
The awards honor and celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments in their efforts to realize the “Twelve Visions” adopted by the Maryland General Assembly:
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission is seeking nominations from all parts of the state for the people, projects, organizations and communities that have advanced innovative policies in furtherance of the Twelve Visions.
MORE DETAILS: Read the award brochure here.
SUBMIT A NOMINATION: Download a nomination form here.
DEADLINE: All nominations are due September 21st.
Through the support of Virginia companies, foundations, and individuals, VCC wants to create affordable and workforce housing for more Virginians than ever before. Its goal is to raise $10 million toward the creation of affordable housing in Virginia’s most vulnerable communities. VCC will reach its goal through your FDIC-insured bank deposit (up to $250,000) – which will grow at a market rate and provide VCC Bank with the capital required to create more affordable and workforce housing throughout Virginia.
As a depositor, you will:
-Receive yearly updates on affordable housing projects under development
-Be informed when an affordable housing development is funded
-Be invited to ribbon cuttings and events
Plus: VCC is sharing a SPECIAL OFFER!
In an effort to support increased lending to revitalize communities, VCC is offering a special Affordable Housing 18 month CD at a great rate of 2%/2.02% APY. Please consider impact investing, to help make housing affordable for all. This offer expires December 31, 2018.
If you are interested or have questions, contact Tim Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULI Washington conducted a 2015 Millennial Study to find out the influence that the Millennial generation is having on the underlying fundamental values in Washington and its close-in suburbs. While it is difficult to predict whether their presence will truly shift our ways of living, working, and collaborating, this survey sought to examine how the generation might influence trends in housing, entertainment, retail and transportation because of their entrepreneurial spirit and the rise of the sharing economy. There is also interest in how their needs will change as they grow older and form families. The 2015 survey served as a baseline to track trends over time, especially as more Millennials marry and have children. The survey also provided information for public officials and the real estate industry as they create policies and products to respond to the needs of this cohort.
Three years have passed since the first report and ULI is conducting the study again to see how the baseline information has changed over that time. In 2015, there were over 1,300 respondents. The survey screens potential respondents to be sure they are in the desired survey cohort who are under 35 living within specific zip codes within the Beltway.
If you would like to participate, visit this link, and also share with your colleagues, constituents and friends. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open for at least the next two weeks.
HAND is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Washington Nationals to provide an exclusive discount code (on the game of your choice) for the first 50 luncheon table registrations to the 27th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo! Recipients of this special offer will be notified via email.
You can register for Annual Meeting on our website here. Should you have any questions about the promotion or registration, email HAND’s Membership Manager, Courtney Battle at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in June!
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW (Gallery Place/Archives Metro)
$25 to attend (includes coffee and lunch)
Amid DC’s housing affordability crisis, one solution stands out: flexible, outside-the-box ways to increase housing supply. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have potential to be one flexible solution.
ADUs improve sustainability by creating more resource-efficient housing; improve housing affordability by adding new supply in previously inaccessible places; and reap both social and financial benefits by promoting intergenerational shared housing for homeowners and renters.
Homeowners still face a series of practical barriers to building ADUs on their property: determining appropriate design options, assessing feasibility, securing financing, navigating the permitting process, developing working relationships with architects and builders, managing the construction process, and ongoing property management.
Presented by the Coalition for SmarterGrowth, DC ADU Workgroup, AIA|DC, and ULI Washington, “Reinventing the Home: How accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be a bigger part of the housing solution for DC” will convene resources, experience, and stakeholders to begin to address these challenges, and bring ADUs, as a new generation of housing supply, to scale in the District of Columbia. Learn more about this event and register here.
HAND's low-cost dues, customized training, and expansive network are only a few reasons why you should join the organization. Get connected today to take advantage of the multitude of benefits offered to our members.