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 Training & Capacity Building Calendar

august 2019

21aug9:30 AM12:00 PMDC's Building Energy Performance Standards Impact on Affordable Housing: Session 19:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Training Series:Policy & Activation Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location

Loft at 600 F

600 F Street NW

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served.

 

Should you have questions about the upcoming sessions or BEPS, feel free to contact Heather Raspberry.

Event Details

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 first session will provide an overview of BEPS and include discussion of program structure and implementation.

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
  • Casey Studhalter, Program Analyst, DC Department of Energy & Environment

september 2019

09sep9:30 AM12:00 PMDC's Building Energy Performance Standards Impact on Affordable Housing: Session 29:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Training Series:Policy & Activation Track

Time

(Monday) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Location

Loft at 600 F

600 F Street NW

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served.

 

Should you have questions about the upcoming sessions or BEPS, feel free to contact Heather Raspberry.

Event Details

HAND and the National Housing Trust (NHT) are pleased to convene stakeholders for a second time 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.

NHT and HAND will host a total of three peer-group sessions to discuss implementation of the BEPS, and the impact this rulemaking will have on affordable multifamily housing in the District. Specifically, this session will delve into financial and technical assistance needs for compliance.

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
  • Jay Wilson, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Program Manager, DC Green Bank

27sep5:00 PM8:00 PMViews & BBQ Membership Mix & Mingle5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST Training Series:HAND Signature Event

Time

(Friday) 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Location

National Association of Realtors

500 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Additional Information

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

 

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Event Details

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.

october 2019

10oct9:00 AM12:00 PMHAND & HLG Presents The Business Case for Housing: From Those Who Took the Leap(This session is only open to invited guests)9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training Series:Policy & Activation Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

National Union Building

918 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served.

Event Details

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 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!

24oct8:30 AM4:00 PMEthics for the Property Manager(continuing education credits available)8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Training Series:Property Manager Track

Time

(Thursday) 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

The Bozzuto Group

6406 Ivy Lane Greenbelt, MD 20770

Additional Information

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

 

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

 

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Event Details

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

The day will close with a special session featuring Chad Cooley, Managing Director, Strategic Business Solutions, of Bozzuto Management Company, one of HAND’s leading property management member organizations. Chad will share how they are implementing ethics and values standards into their own everyday operations.


Benjamin Underwood, CPM®, Vice President | Residential, Saul Centers, Inc.

Mr. Underwood leads the Residential Division at Saul Centers where he oversees the operation of all multifamily real estate assets.  Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:  BFS) is a self-managed, self-administered equity real estate investment trust, with its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, that operates a portfolio of neighborhood shopping centers and mixed use properties.  Mr. Underwood serves on the board of directors for IREM’s Northern Virginia Chapter 77, chairs IREM’s membership and credentialing committee and serves on its governing council.  Having worked across a wide array of asset classes throughout all stages of the investment cycle, he has had the opportunity to apply best practices to all areas of multifamily operations.


Chad Cooley, Managing Director, Strategic Support Services, Bozzuto Management Company

Chad Cooley joined Bozzuto Management Company in 1997. He has served in a range of leadership roles throughout the company, including positions in property management, information systems and asset management. In his current role, he oversees Bozzuto’s internal support teams that provide owners and operations teams with expertise in sustainability, business intelligence, compliance, auditing and maintenance and technical services. Chad and these team members work closely with owners and their representatives to ensure the strategic goals and operational requirements for their properties are achieved and asset values are maximized.

During his time working in asset management, Chad focused on the refinancing of assets, acquisitions and dispositions of assets and strategic planning for increasing portfolio value. This in-depth property experience has provided him with a unique insight into the importance of providing operations teams with strategic tools that allow properties to operate effectively and efficiently.

november 2019

07nov9:00 AM2:00 PMThe Role of Houses of Worship in a Changing Community: The Suburbanization of Poverty and Urban Displacement9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Training Series:Faith Based Development Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Washington National Cathedral

3103 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Additional Information

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.

 

Registration have reached capacity and is now closed.

Event Details

We all have our particular gifts that we have to give, specific needs that prevent us from reaching our goals, and we may or may not even know the actions or next steps we need to take in order to better serve and address the affordable housing challenges facing the communities we are in and around us.

As November 7th approaches, we wanted to invite participants to reflect on how they can meaningfully contribute to the dialogue taking placing at the upcoming Summit:

HAND members: what gifts could you offer to support faith-based organizations who have are willing to play a larger role in the development of their communities?

Members of the faith-based community: Can community development organizations and other institutions with specific expertise help you to address the challenges facing your congregations? How can the many industries (i.e. architects, real estate developers, service providers and legal professionals) share their skills and knowledge in creative and effective ways?

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 PartnersWashington 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 congregations and surrounding communities can be served through affordable housing and community facilities. This Summit is sure to empower, enlighten, and engage all those gathered to forge connections towards meaningful outcomes.

december 2019

03dec12:00 PM2:00 PMFraming Affordable Housing Messages to Influence your Stakeholders12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Training Series:Communications Track

Time

(Tuesday) 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location

Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church

900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional Information

Lunch will be served.

 

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

 

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Event Details

In today’s development climate, the most qualified or worthy initiative is not always the one that wins in the marketplace. The initiative that wins is the one that communicates the clearest. How do we reframe the importance of affordable housing so that it informs, influences, and ultimately unites your stakeholders towards the common goal of producing quality housing that is affordable to all?

Join HAND for Framing Affordable Housing Messages to Influence Your Stakeholders on Tuesday, December 3rd. The afternoon will feature practitioners that are on the ground facing community resistance and distrust caused by confusion and misrepresentation of their efforts to build affordable housing. 
The session will begin with Mission First Housing and their partners at Sage Communications who will share a case study on how they overcame challenges and ultimately got through to stakeholders in Philadelphia, PA. The conversation will be followed by a panel of practitioners who will candidly discuss their own experiences and perspectives of how messaging effects their ability to accomplish their mission.

12dec6:00 PM9:00 PMHAND Annual Holiday Mixer6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Training Series:HAND Signature Event

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

TBA

Event Details

18dec9:00 AM10:30 AMGenerationHAND Presents: Candid Conversations | Networking with a Twist9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Training Series:Emerging Leader Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location

Meridian at Mount Vernon (Clubroom)

425 L Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served.

 

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

 

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Event Details

CALLING ALL EMERGING LEADERS: If you had uninterrupted time with an industry trailblazer, what would you discuss? What would you want to ask? What advice would you seek? HAND invites you to consider these questions and join us for GenerationHAND Presents: Candid Conversations | Networking with a Twist on December 18th in Washington, DC. Participants will have a special opportunity to dialogue with respected housing and community development professionals who bring a variety of expertise, experience and perspective to the table. Don’t miss out on your chance to get inside the heads of decision makers and industry leaders!

At the core of HAND’s mission is building the capacity of its members to support the development of thriving communities across the Capital Region of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond. With this mission in mind, HAND recognized a need to cultivate a pipeline to support the next generation of community development professionals, and in 2015 GenerationHAND was born.

The goal of this initiative is to provide needed tools and guidance to our “emerging leaders” as they pursue successful careers in the public and private sector. Through a wide variety of activities, we strive to embolden leaders so that they are positioned to sustain the creation and preservation of housing that is affordable. HAND’s Braintrust Committee acts as an advisor to the initiative, ensuring the content and activities presented provide meaningful opportunities for emerging leaders.

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

Brian McLaughlin, President & CEO, Community Preservation Development Corporation, Enterprise Homes, Inc.

Efrem Reid, Vice President, Human Resources, Paradigm Services LLC

Schroeder Stribling, Chief Executive Officer, N Street Village

 

january 2020

14jan9:00 AMBest Practices to Acquire, Entitle, and Finance the Construction of Affordable Housing9:00 AM Training Series:Financing & Market Trends Track

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 AM

Location

TBA

21jan9:00 AMHousing Authority Innovations: Rental Assistance Demonstration Program9:00 AM Training Series:Financing & Market Trends Track

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 AM

Location

TBA

24jan10:00 PMGenerationHAND Service Activity - Point In Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness10:00 PM Training Series:Emerging Leader Track

Time

(Friday) 10:00 PM

Location

TBD

february 2020

12feb9:00 AMEngaging Houses of Worship to Support Affordable Housing9:00 AM Training Series:Faith Based Development Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 AM

Location

TBD

20feb9:00 AM11:00 AMRelease of 2020 Housing Indicator Tool: A Scorecard for Measuring The Region's Progress Towards Meeting Housing Needs9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Training Series:Policy & Activation Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location

TBA

26feb9:30 AM12:30 PMSave the Date: Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance & HAND Presents Health + Housing Summit9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

Center for Total Health Kaiser Permanente

700 Second St, NE Washington, DC

Event Details

Research tells us that only 30% of a person’s health is addressed in a doctor’s office or a medical facility. The remainder of our health outcomes are impacted by the conditions in communities where we live, work, learn and play. For years, professionals in the affordable housing and community development industry have identified these elements – social determinants of health – as critical to creating and sustaining healthy, thriving communities. As the healthcare industry seeks to lower medical costs and provide better health outcomes for their patients, forward-thinking institutions are beginning to invest in these social determinants of health, including significant investment in affordable housing production.

While stories promoting the benefits of successful Health & Housing partnerships around the county are growing more frequent, only a few of these joint ventures have developed in our region. What are the challenges in bringing two very different industry sectors together? What are the shared benefits to this relationship that also accrue to the residents and patients? In March 2019, NVAHA and HAND convened a steering committee of local healthcare providers and affordable housing practitioners to explore meaningful ways to overcome barriers and build trusted partnerships between affordable housing practitioners and the healthcare industry resulting in affordable housing investment. Mark your calendars NOW for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (9:30 am – 12:30pm) for our Health & Housing Summit, to hear takeaways from our learning journey, including presentations and panels comprised of practitioners who have successfully integrated health and housing across the country and right here in our backyard.

march 2020

05mar9:00 AM12:00 PMRed Lines, White Papers, & Blue Prints A Learning Series Exploring the Dimensions of Racism and Strategies Towards Racial Equity9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training Series:Racial Equity Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

TBA

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served. Series will be held in a metro accessible DC location with parking options.

 

Registration fees: This series is free to HAND Members who are current on their 2019-2020 membership dues. If you have questions on your membership dues, please contact cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

Non-Member Fee: $300/4-course series

 

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(participation in this session requires attendance to all four courses in the series)

Event Details

Session #1: Structural Racism
Ibram X. Kendi,
How to Be an Antiracist

This first session of the series, Structural Racism, is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, Kendi will present a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change and further exploration throughout the series.

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18mar9:00 AMSoup-to-Nuts: Year 15 and Year 30 Preservation Strategies, Structures, and Financing9:00 AM Training Series:Financing & Market Trends Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 AM

Location

TBA

31marAll DayState of the Region's Financing Programs: Tax Exempt Bond Financing + Twinning Updates + Growing Trends in Fannie Mae MTEB, Freddie Mac TEL, & HUD Products(All Day: tuesday) Training Series:Financing & Market Trends Track

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

TBA

april 2020

01apr9:00 AM12:00 PMRed Lines, White Papers, & Blue PrintsA Learning Series Exploring the Dimensions of Racism and Strategies Towards Racial Equity9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training Series:Racial Equity Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

TBA

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served. Series will be held in a metro accessible DC location with parking options.

 

Registration fees: This series is free to HAND Members who are current on their 2019-2020 membership dues. If you have questions on your membership dues, please contact cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

Non-Member Fee: $300/4-course series

 

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(participation in this session requires attendance to all four courses in the series)

 

Event Details

Session #2: Implicit Bias
Julie Nelson,
Director, Government Alliance on Race & Equity, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Implicit bias is a concept based on an emerging body of cognitive research which identifies ways in which unconscious patterns people inevitably develop in their brains to organize information actually affect individuals’ attitudes and actions, thus creating real-world implications, even though individuals may not even be aware that those biases exist within themselves. Years of exposure to structural and cultural racialization and privilege have embedded stereotypes and biases in individual psyches and the broader culture. Due to the link between cultural stereotypes and narratives, and systemic policies, practices and behaviors, implicit bias is one part of the system of inequity that serves to justify inequitable polices, practices and behavior. Nelson will integrate the Implicit Association Test into her presentation and highlight the ways in which bias and racism play out at the individual, institutional, and structural levels.

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09apr9:00 AMState of the Region's Credits: Review of Housing Priorities, Qualified Allocation Plans, and Credits Markets in the DMV9:00 AM Training Series:Financing & Market Trends Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM

Location

TBA

may 2020

04may9:00 AM12:00 PMRed Lines, White Papers, & Blue PrintsA Learning Series Exploring the Dimensions of Racism and Strategies Towards Racial Equity9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training Series:Racial Equity Track

Time

(Monday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

TBA

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served. Series will be held in a metro accessible DC location with parking options.

 

Registration fees: This series is free to HAND Members who are current on their 2019-2020 membership dues. If you have questions on your membership dues, please contact cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

Non-Member Fee: $300/4-course series

 

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(participation in this session requires attendance to all four courses in the series)

Event Details

Session #3: White Privilege
Robin DiAngelo,
Ph.D., Author, What Does it Mean to be White?

Most of our current laws, regulations, policies and practices in areas like housing, health-care, education and law enforcement were established, or justified, in part because of assumptions about what is normal, appropriate or desirable. These assumptions tend to reflect dominant cultural narratives or norms – for example, what constitutes a “family,” who is dangerous, which groups are deserving of societal support and which are not, etc.  Over time, the consequence of laws, regulations, policies and practices is a multigenerational system of inequity. This system reinforces stereotypes and access to organizational and system power. When these assumptions are codified into laws, system policies and organizational and community practices, they are part of what creates persistent advantages for some groups and persistent disadvantages for others.

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26may8:00 AM3:00 PMHAND 29th Annual Meeting & Housing Expo8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Training Series:HAND Signature Event

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location

Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center

june 2020

03jun9:00 AM1:00 PMRed Lines, White Papers, & Blue PrintsA Learning Series Exploring the Dimensions of Racism and Strategies Towards Racial Equity9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Training Series:Racial Equity Track

Time

(Wednesday) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

TBA

Additional Information

Continental breakfast will be served. Series will be held in a metro accessible DC location with parking options.

 

Registration fees: This series is free to HAND Members who are current on their 2019-2020 membership dues. If you have questions on your membership dues, please contact cbattle@handhousing.org.

 

Non-Member Fee: $300/4-course series

 

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(participation in this session requires attendance to all four courses in the series)

Event Details

Presenting Slate TBA

11jun9:00 AM3:00 PMRace, Equity & the Future of Greater Washington Regional Summit9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Training Series:Racial Equity Track

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location

THEARC

1901 Mississippi Ave SE,

Additional Information

Event Details


Presented by: Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, HAND, Bridges Across the River, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Greater Washington Community Foundation, Leadership Greater Washington, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the United Way of the National Capital Region.

 

 


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