Training & Engagement

HAND’s Program Committee works diligently each year to gauge the professional development needs of those working to address housing affordability across the Capital Region of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond. Our robust training and capacity building schedule is released in the fall of each year, and offers a wide variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities and more.

Member Meetings

Seminars that cover timely topics impacting housing affordability and community development.


Peer-to-peer sessions for members to share ideas, lessons learned and challenges specific to their sector.


Educational forums designed to enhance job performance and customized to various career stages.

Signature Events

Annual events for members to strengthen relationships, cultivate new partnerships, and celebrate the innovative work of fellow colleagues throughout the region.


Programs planned by the Braintrust Committee, designed specifically with “emerging leaders” in mind.


Who Can Attend?

All are welcome! Whether you are based in Baltimore, DC or Northern Virginia, looking to learn, or just network with fellow professionals, there is room for you at the table.

Registration Fees

Sessions are free for HAND members, with the exception of place-based curriculum that provides participants opportunities to receive certifications and continuing credits as part of the course. Non-members are charged a fee for all sessions, however you can always take advantage of our low-cost dues, and join the organization to receive free and discounted training for your entire organization!

Save money by joining HAND today and receive the benefit of discounted training and free attendance to member activities.

Sponsor one of HAND’s activities to show your support for affordable housing and community development in the metropolitan region.