Member Benefits


As a HAND member, you have access to a wide array of benefits, educational opportunities, business tools, industry resources and most importantly the largest network of housing and community development practitioners in the Capital Region of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond.


Whether you’re a nonprofit organization taking advantage of our free capacity building sessions, a real estate firm seeking a development partner, or an advocate working to advance housing policy, HAND members are working collectively to build and preserve vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities accessible to all of our residents throughout the Capital Region.

  • Members-Only Portal:Our exclusive Members-Only Portal is a one-stop shop for registering for HAND events, connecting with other members, renewing your membership and gaining access to members-only content. New members will receive their username and password as part of their welcome package. 

  • HAND’s Program Calendar: As a member, you receive waived admission to our Training & Capacity Building Series. Bump elbows with decision makers and connect with future partners and clients at one of our Member Mixers, Training Seminars, or the Annual HAND Honors.

Learn more about the full suite of HAND benefits at these quick links:

GenerationHAND Communications Racial Equity Resource Center
Housing Indicator Tool (HIT) Annual HAND Honors Health & Retirement Benefits
Career Center My Right, Our Fight Meet the HAND Team


In only a few short steps, you’ll be on your way to becoming a HAND member.



Questions about membership? Email Courtney Battle at