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HAND envisions a region where everyone shares equitably in the knowledge, wealth and resources uniquely represented in and between Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. As a Convener, Educator, and Activator of a diverse, cross-sector membership our collaboration ensures the preservation and development of communities where ALL can live and thrive.



Regional Problems Require Regional Solutions

Systemic racism, the uneven effects of COVID-19, and the shortage of affordable housing paints a portrait of the Capital Region’s housing affordability challenge. An all-hands-on-deck approach is required to deliver solutions that can solve for this challenge, and we must be equipped with the knowledge of where we stand in each jurisdiction to effectively meet the needs for housing supply and a more equitable region. The Housing Indicator Tool holds all of us accountable to addressing housing affordability with information on regional housing production and a comparison with established local housing targets.



A Response to Ensure Access to Capital for Developers of Color

Even in the midst of the growing housing affordability challenge, black and brown real estate developers are still met with the obstacle of accessing the capital needed to execute their plans to revitalize communities. HAND has partnered with Greystone to offer a debt and equity platform designed to increase opportunity for real estate developers of color. Keeping with HAND’s commitment to center racial equity, this platform models what it means to address racial inequities and works to remove the obstacles that many developers of color still face. ALL institutional HAND Members are eligible to participate. Developers of color are strongly encouraged to apply.