HAND’s Housing Achievement Awards recognize the most outstanding and innovative housing practitioners, developments and solutions across the metropolitan region. All members are encouraged to nominate a partner – or apply themselves!
Top four reasons why you should nominate a HAND member TODAY:
1. A Chance to Celebrate with a 25-Year Old
HAND is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. What better way to honor a partner or be recognized for your contribution to the region than during our big birthday celebration?! Since its inception, HAND has been a thriving force in supporting various practitioners and developers in the industry. Being honored the year HAND celebrates its legacy will be a landmark event not to be missed!
2. It’s a Great Time to Shine
Did we mention winners receive a beautiful glass award and a chance to see their name in lights? While the work we do is self-rewarding, winning a HAND Housing Award is a great feeling. During the 2016 Annual Meeting & Housing Expo, awardees are honored in front of 1200+ colleagues and partners. It’s also an excellent opportunity for a nominator to highlight organizations, partners and colleagues who have exhibited noteworthy accomplishments…. but wait, there’s more! Awardees receive a complimentary table for 10, an exhibit booth, promotion in our Annual Meeting marketing materials and press coordinated for the event! Some categories are even open for self-nomination – click here to find out which ones.
3. There’s Something for Everyone
This year we’ve added the new “Emerging Leader” category to align with HAND’s focus on supporting the next generation of community development leaders. The individual that receives this award will go down in HAND history as the first-ever awardee! Who’s eligible? Agents of change under the age of 40 and who have proven an exemplary dedication to the mission of preserving and/or developing affordable housing in their respective field. Find out more about this exciting new award category and the other award opportunities.
4. It’s FREE
Who doesn’t love free? As a HAND member, there are no additional costs associated in nominating yourself – or a colleague or partner – for these sought after awards. Nominate someone today!
Read more about all of the HAND Housing Award categories and download the 2016 application. Applications must be submitted electronically by Friday, April 1, 2016, 5:00 PM to be considered.