- TRAINING & ENGAGEMENT
- ANNUAL MEETING
- HAND PSA
CohnReznick invites you to join its team for a discussion on affordable housing development. To be discussed are timely topics making national and local industry headlines along with business and tax issues impacting your deals:
Who Should Attend
Key decision-makers of companies involved in the affordable housing industry—developers, owners, property managers, syndicators, investors, and lenders. It will offer an ideal networking venue that will enable attendees to connect, exchange ideas, and develop relationships.
Local Locations and Dates
Baltimore – January 24, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
Address: 500 East Pratt Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD
Bethesda – January 25, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
Address: 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400E, Bethesda, MD
The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) has been afforded a great opportunity to further expand its work in the Low Income space, via the NEW Low Income Prescriptive Program. This is a prescriptive program that will provide enhanced rebates for qualifying Energy Star or DLC listed Light Bulbs, Fixtures and Sensors installed in a multifamily properties, shelters, or clinics that serves income-qualified District residents.
Ready to apply?
Please submit the attached application along with supporting documentation for approval to IncomeQualified@dcseu.com
1) Project site must be located in Washington, DC
2) “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either:
a. Households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”)
b. A multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above
c. Buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above in (a) , or
d. Buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.
If you are interested in submitting a project or projects for consideration or if you would like to know more. Feel free reach out to the DCSEU team by emailing IncomeQualified@dcseu.com.
Please also forward this email to others in your network who may be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
The Washington, DC Chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) recently announced its 2018 Gala Awardees. HAND congratulates all of the award recipients, which include several HAND members (The Menkiti Group, DC Housing Finance Agency and Miles & Stockbridge)! The following is a complete list of the honors:
Community Impact Award: The Menkiti Group
Deal of the Year: Elvans Townhome Development
Emerging Leader: Christopher Miller, DC Housing Finance Agency
Member of the Year: Adina Gittens-Smith, CBRE
President’s Award: Anitra Androh, Miles & Stockbridge
The recipients will be honored at AAREP’s Annual Awards Gala to be held Thursday, November 15 in Washington, DC.
Last month several HAND members celebrated the grand opening of The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center, a senior housing community in McLean, VA. The Fallstead offers 72 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom modern, independent-living rental units for persons 62 years of age and older whose household income is at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI), according to a press release.
Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners served as the Architect, Hamel Builders as the General Contractor, and Wesley Housing as the Developer.
Community amenities include an on-site fitness center, business center, library, a landscaped courtyard, and community garden. 10% of the units are fully accessible for individuals with mobility impairments and 2% are fully accessible for individuals with vision and hearing impairments. The community is built to Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Universal Design and EarthCraft Multifamily Platinum Design standards.
Check out a full profile on the Fallstead here. HAND congratulates all the partners involved!
Three years ago, HAND launched GenerationHAND, an initiative designed to exclusively support practitioners who are on the rise within the affordable housing and community development industry. The goal of this initiative is to provide needed tools and guidance to our “emerging leaders” as they pursue successful careers in the public and private sector. Through a wide variety of dialogues, panel discussions, volunteer events, and professional development activities, we strive to embolden the individuals who will be doing the hard work of creating and preserving affordable housing in our communities.
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, GenerationHAND will host a SoulCycle Fundraiser. Funds raised will directly support scholarships awarded to graduate students studying real estate, urban planning and other fields within community development.
Application Guidelines & More Details
-Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at a university or college in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
-Applicants must be studying real estate, urban planning or a related field within community development.
-The award will go towards the 2019 Spring Semester.
–All applicants are required to join HAND (at the Student membership level). If you are already a member of HAND via an organizational membership, please email Courtney Battle, HAND’s Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org before moving forward on the application.
-You can fill out an electronic application here. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm, November 16, 2018.
-All submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee, and winners will be honored at HAND’s Annual Holiday Mixer in early December. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2018.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Good luck!
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