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Recognized as the largest community development and affordable housing coalition in the region, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) has worked for over 25 years to support member efforts in establishing housing equity and supportive services for in-need families and households throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Read more about HAND.

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If you are a member of the media, or simply someone who wants to know what’s going on in your area, HAND is a valuable resource to all who are interested in understanding community development dynamics in our region.

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HAND members are inspiring and informative. Read our Member Spotlights and keep up-to-date on vital issues impacting our region with Matters@HAND, our thought leadership series sponsored by Enterprise & Bellwether Enterprise of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates, LLC.

As part of our ongoing commitment To provide the necessary tools to help create and sustain thriving communities in the Washington, DC region, we are pleased to present Matters@HAND, a 12-part thought leadership series sponsored by Enterprise & Bellwether Enterprise and written by leading research and policy expert Dr. Lisa Sturtevant of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates, llc.

The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of HUD.

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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