A Day in the Life of a Child

A Housing Affordability Public Service Announcement Series

Have you ever thought about who needs affordable housing? This public service announcement (PSA) campaign raises awareness around the relationship between housing affordability and the average take home pay of some of our most valued members of society: the professionals who take care of our children.

Have you seen this PSA?

A Day in the Life… A Nurse

Sponsored by District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development, HAND has launched the first PSA in the “Day in the Life of a Child” series. Promoted on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) metro buses and rail platforms for the month of June, this initial concept focuses on a nurse (LPN) who earns the average salary of $45,900/year and highlights the disparity between the nurse’s income and what’s really needed to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment in the D.C. area ($58,760/year). According to HUD’s affordability formula, a nurse would need to earn thousands of dollars more to be able to adequately afford the home. Including rent, what else does our nurse have to pay for? Food, utilities, health/dental care, child care, transportation, insurance, clothing, savings, etc.

Housing that is affordable is essential to the Washington region’s economic growth, a thriving business community and high quality of life for our workforce and most importantly our children.

Data for the PSA series is supplied by
National Housing Conference Paycheck to Paycheck
online tool.

Housing Affordability PSA Partners

Department of Housing and Community Development

The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing and economic development and to revitalize underserved communities in the District of Columbia.

Learn More
www.dhcd.dc.gov

HAND is proud to have them as our government sponsor for the WMATA PSA series.

National Housing Conference

The National Housing Conference (NHC) is dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America. As a division of NHC, the Center for Housing Policy specializes in solutions through research, working to broaden understanding of America’s affordable housing challenges and examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.

Paycheck to Paycheck is the National Housing Conference’s online tool that compares the median wages of workers in 80 different occupations to median housing costs in 210 metro areas. Policy makers and affordable housing advocates can use the Paycheck to Paycheck tool to find out which workers face challenges in accessing affordable homes to rent or buy and use the data to demonstrate the need for more affordable housing in their community.

Learn More
www.nhc.org/paycheck

HAND thanks NHC for the use of its dedicated research reflected in its 2014 Paycheck to Paycheck interactive tool.

Get Involved

Sponsorship?
If you are a government agency interested in sponsoring one of the upcoming PSAs, let us know! Email Heather Raspberry, hraspberry@handhousing.org, and we’ll be in touch.

2024-2025 TRAINING  & CAPACITY
BUILDING SERIES

 

Here, you will find a diverse mix of educational and cultivation offerings designed to equip HAND members with the tools and resources needed to bring more equitable communities to fruition. Our robust Training & Capacity Building calendar is released in the fall of each year, and offers a wide variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities and more. 

Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information on all programs!

Interested in sponsoring one of HAND’s programs? Email Courtney at cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

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JULY 2024

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Services Planning

Date: July 31 | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

This session will provide an overview of multiple service types and invite discussion around the ins and outs of delivering services to different populations. Participants will be given guidance on minimum service standards and will work with their team to determine which model best suits each project.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Property Management

Date: July 30 | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

In this session, participants will learn the best practice standards for providing property management services in a supportive housing community. Leading experts from across the nation will provide insight into the nuances of cross-sector coordination, eviction prevention, and unit upkeep.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Design

Date: July 29 | 10:00pm – 3:00pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

This session focuses on designing your project to meet quality standards and incorporate Trauma Informed Design principles. National experts will guide participants through unique design examples and considerations to better inform population specific project concepts.  We will hear from national and local architect, learn about crafting a project design that meets your project goals, and integrate accessibility and sustainability into your project concept.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 

Preservation Webinar Series | Session Two: Challenges and Opportunities for Preserving Affordability

Date: July 25 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

In an effort to alleviate the current affordable housing crisis, most communities around the country focus on increasing housing supply through new construction and zoning reform. However, ensuring that affordable homes remain available requires communities to simultaneously prioritize the preservation of existing affordable housing – particularly units under threat from obsolescence, loss of affordability, or sale. How are communities prioritizing preservation and what more can be done in our region? Join HAND and National Housing Trust in a two-part preservation series to hear government officials and affordable housing industry champions discuss how preservation can be achieved through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and how to leverage the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and other policies to advance preservation priorities.

Affordable housing developers and lenders from the DMV will share their perspectives on the opportunities for and challenges to preservation, including the region’s QAPs. HAND members and attendees are encouraged to join this lively facilitated discussion and share their own experiences to help inform HAND’s advocacy strategy to advance preservation initiatives in the DMV through the LIHTC program and other avenues.

 

Featured Speakers

   

Meghan Altidor
Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP (Moderator)

Shellon Fraser
Senior Director of Lending
National Housing Trust
Caitlin Gossens
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase Community Development Banking
   
         
   
Janine Lind
President of Community Development Division
Enterprise Community Partners
Juan Pablo Vacatello
Co-Executive Director
Mi Casa
Kerrie Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Cornerstones
   

 

More speakers to be announced! 

 

Registration Details: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

Register Today

 

Preservation Webinar Series | Session One: Leveraging QAPs to Preserve Affordability

Date: July 18 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Location: Virtual Webinar

In an effort to alleviate the current affordable housing crisis, most communities around the country focus on increasing housing supply through new construction and zoning reform. However, ensuring that affordable homes remain available requires communities to simultaneously prioritize the preservation of existing affordable housing – particularly units under threat from obsolescence, loss of affordability, or sale. How are communities prioritizing preservation and what more can be done in our region? Join HAND and National Housing Trust in a two-part preservation series to hear government officials and affordable housing industry champions discuss how preservation can be achieved through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and how to leverage the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and other policies to advance preservation priorities.

National Housing Trust will share insights from their nationwide analysis of 53 QAPs, showcasing how and where states are prioritizing preservation. With an eye towards the DMV, attendees will have an opportunity to hear directly from housing industry professionals representing Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – each of whom are currently updating their respective QAPs – on their preservation policies and provide feedback on ways to strengthen their approaches.

 

Featured Speakers

 
Edward Barnett
Director of Rental Lending
Maryland DHCD
Priya Jayachandran
CEO
National Housing Trust

Jonathan Kinsey
Senior Tax Credit Allocation Officer
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
Virginia Housing

Moha Thakur
Public Policy &
Mid-Atlantic
Initiatives Manager National Housing Trust
(Moderator)

 

 

More speakers to be announced! 

Registration Details: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

Register Today

 

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Site Visit, Supportive Housing 101 & Coordinated Access

Date: July 10 | 10:00am – 2:00pm | Location: Cool Lane Apartments (1900 Cool Lane, Henrico, VA 23223)

Participants can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the core principles of supportive housing and evidence-based best practices in the field of supportive housing. Cohort members will go on a site visit to see an example of a local permanent supportive housing project, learn about the services they provide, and more.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Team Strategy & Project Concept

Date: July 9 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Virginia Housing (601 S. Belvidere Street Richmond, VA 23220)

During this session, cohort members will establish their team’s mission, values and project strategies.

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance & HAND Hosts Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia | Partnership & Roles

Date: July 8 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Location: Virginia Housing (601 S. Belvidere Street Richmond, VA 23220)

CSH, Virginia Housing, Virginia Housing Alliance, and HAND will host the in-person kick-off where teams will learn about the importance of partnerships and the valuable role each team member will play throughout the various stages of the project

 

Registration fees: This session is only open to cohort members in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia region.

 

 


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