2019-2020 Training & Capacity Building Series

Here you will find a diverse mix of educational and cultivation offerings designed to equip HAND members with the technical tools and resources needed to bring thriving communities to fruition. If you’re interested in serving on the Program Committee to assist in future planning,
email cbattle@handhousing.org.

2019-2020 Calendar Preview!


HAND Property Manager Series | Ethics for the Property Manager

HAND is pleased to partner with the Institute of Real Estate Management  (IREM) to host Ethics for the Property Manager. This foundational course is designed to help property management professionals excel in their everyday operations. How you respond to ethical challenges has a large impact on your long-term personal reputation and success. But being ethical is not just a matter of following the law – it’s meeting the standards and expectations that govern the real estate profession. Professional ethics matter, and people pay attention. Register today and learn to tackle ethical dilemmas head on!

  • Get a full overview of the IREM Code of Professional Ethics, including the study of actual ethics cases and their implications.
  • Tactics and strategies to resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • Avoiding Conflict: Identifying factors that contribute to conflicts of interest so you’ll know when to avoid them.

The program includes:

  • Ethics for the Real Estate Manager ETH800 course
  • ETH800 Exam
  • Access to certificate of completion upon completion of exam
  • IREM Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) credentialing course credit


HAND & National Housing Trust | Building Energy Performance Standards Stakeholder Meetings

Session 1: Wednesday, August 21 | 9:30am – 12:00pm
Loft at 600 F, 600 F Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC

Session 2: Monday, September 9 | 9:30am – 12:00pm
Loft at 600 F, 600 F Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC

Session 3: Date and Time TBA

HAND and the National Housing Trust (NHT) will convene stakeholders to discuss the potential impact of DC’s new Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) on affordable housing, and develop implementation recommendations for the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE).  All multi-family buildings larger than 10,000 square feet will be required to meet D.C.’s Building Energy Performance Standards.  As the District works to achieve its sustainability goals to be the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city for all residents, it is important that practitioners working in the affordable housing arena are at the table, working in partnership with the city to ensure successful implementation of the new Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). The Department of Energy & Environment (DDOE) welcomes these discussions with our members and will be an active participant in the working groups.

More information about BEPS can be found here.

DOEE is seeking input on the implementation of BEPS on affordable housing developers. Several undecided implementation issues will be addressed in DOEE rulemaking. It is critically important that the affordable housing community works together to develop recommendations for DOEE.

NHT and HAND will host three peer-group sessions to discuss implementation of the BEPS, and the impact this rulemaking will have on affordable multifamily housing in the District. The sessions will cover the following topics:

Session 1: BEPS overview and discussion of program structure and implementation

Session 2: Financial and technical assistance needs for compliance

Session 3: Final recommendations to propose to DOEE for BEPS rulemaking

We are excited to host the following speakers:

  • Katie Bergfeld, Branch Chief, Building Performance and Enforcement, DC Department of Energy & Environment
  • Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, Urban Sustainability Administration, DC Department of Energy & Environment
  • Crystal McDonald, Director of Account Management, DC Sustainable Energy Utility
  • Casey Studhalter, Program Analyst, DC Department of Energy & Environment
  • Jay Wilson, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Program Manager, DC Green Bank

Continental breakfast will be served. Should you have questions about the upcoming sessions or BEPS, feel free to contact Heather Raspberry.








Views & BBQ | HAND Mix & Mingle
NOTE: The Mix & Mingle has been rescheduled to September 27, 2019 due to inclement weather. If you previously registered and would like to attend on the rescheduled date, please complete the registration form below.

September 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

500 New Jersey Avenue NW, Rooftop
Washington, DC 20001

We are pleased to host the 3rd installment of the Mix & Mingle! Join us for breathtaking views, delicious bbq, and a brew or two on the rooftop of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® building in Washington, DC. This will be an opportunity to not only reconnect with HAND members, but also invite new colleagues into the fold. We encourage all current HAND members to invite individuals who you feel would benefit from HAND membership.

Registration fees: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $150.





The Business Case for Housing: From Those Who Took the Leap

October 10, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

National Union Building
918 F Street NW
Washington, DC

Enterprise Community PartnersHAND and the Housing Leaders Group are excited to host “The Business Case for Housing: From Those Who Took the Leap.” The session is generously underwritten by Wells Fargo.

This invitation-only regional meeting will involve employers, anchor institutions, government officials, financial institutions, developers, philanthropists, policy organizations, HLG members, and other key stakeholders in the regional economy. Our conversations will include informative presentations and interactive discussions with leaders and attendees like you, on the compelling reasons for the private sector to invest energy and resources toward addressing the metropolitan region’s housing demand and affordability challenge. We will hear from companies that have made the commitment, what they’ve gained, and any lessons learned. The program will focus on dialogue, candid questions and perspectives to explore possible win-wins that also benefit everyone’s bottom lines.

More information about the recent work of the Leaders Group (bring this up to one line)including our ongoing Capital Region Housing Challenge to secure $1 billion in new capital to support housing affordability can be referenced in the above links.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks!



November 2019

Enterprise Community Partners, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers & Washington National Cathedral Present:
Houses of Worship in a Changing Community: The Suburbanization of Poverty and Urban Displacement

Thursday, November 7th
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

As demographics shift and new economic and cultural realities emerge – we must examine the role of development in helping houses of worship remain relevant and impactful in a changing context. Join Enterprise Community Partners, Washington National Cathedral and Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) on Thursday, November 7 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the Washington National Cathedral for a forum where participants will explore the role the faith community can play in the development of affordable housing and community facilities across the Washington region.

The agenda will feature an interactive dialogue with national and local faith leaders who are engaged in the challenges that face houses of worship, religious networks, and their local communities. We will also examine how government and private sector partners – non-profit and for-profit – can collaborate with the faith community in developing housing and community facilities that serve a range of needs – especially for low and moderate-income residents.

Don’t miss this opportunity for both clergy and lay leaders of all backgrounds to dialogue with industry practitioners on how you can serve your congregation and surrounding community through affordable housing and community facilities. This Summit is sure to empower, enlighten, and engage all those gathered to forge connections towards meaningful outcomes.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no fee to attend the summit; however registrations are required. For questions about registration, please contact Eugene Kim.



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