2020-2021 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.

Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information on all trainings!

If you’re curious what kind of events are in store, check out last year’s training schedule. Learn More.


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September 2020

Higher Ground: Developing Affordable Housing & Community Facilities
in Partnership with Faith Communities

Date: September 15 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | Location: Zoom Webcast

Recent analysis by the Urban Institute revealed there are 800 vacant parcels owned by houses of worship in just four jurisdictions in the region that could potentially catalyze the development of between 49,000 and 109,000 units of housing. Join HAND, Enterprise Community Partners, and Goldstein Hall PLLC for an interactive session featuring affordable housing practitioners, clergy and lay leaders who have successfully partnered to develop affordable housing and community facilities across the Washington Region. The agenda will include a sharing of lessons learned by Enterprise and its partners during the first 14 years of the Faith Based Development Initiative, a special highlight from attorneys providing best practices for faith communities to ensure their interests are protected, case studies highlighting successful projects, and a candid panel discussion with experienced partners sharing insights on what it really takes to bring these projects to fruition.

Rev. David Bowers
Enterprise Community Partners
Sarah Constant
Mission First Housing Group
Edmund Delany
Capital One
Susan Etherton
Arlington Presbyterian Church
Matthew Hall
Goldstein Hall PLLC
 Rev. Dr. Leonard
Hamlin Sr.
Washington National Cathedral 
Jason Labate
Goldstein Hall PLLC
Kamilah McAfee
Wesley Housing Development Corporation
Carmen Romero
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
 Pastor Patrice Sheppard
Lydia’s House
  John Welsh
Rev. Joseph K. Williams, Sr. Enterprise Community Partners Heather Raspberry

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HAND & When We All Vote Voter Registration Drive

Location: Virtual/In-Person

More details to come.



October 2020

2020 Housing Indicator Tool Launch

Date: October 22 | 10:00am – 12:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.



November 2020

HIT Educate & Activate | Prince George’s County

Date: November 10 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


Environmental Justice

Date: November 17 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


December 2020

HIT Educate & Activate | Virginia Housing Alliance Housing Credit Conference

Date: December 1 | 9:00am | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


Deck the Lobby Virtual Holiday Mixer

Date: December 10 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Location: Virtual/In-Person

More details to come.


HIT Educate & Activate | Northern Virginia

Date: December 15 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


January 2021


February 2021

HIT Activation | Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Date: February 18 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity

Date: February 25 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


March 2021

A Racial Equity Agenda for the Washington Region

Date: March 25 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

More details to come.


April 2021


May 2021


June 2021

HAND 30th Anniversary Event Series

Date: June 11 | 9:00am – 2:00pm | Virtual Conference & Expo | Location: Virtual Webcast
Date: June 11 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm | Anniversary Soiree| Location: Omni Shoreham Garden
Date: June 12 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm | HAND in the Park| Location: TBA


Virtual Conference & Expo

Hear from industry thought leaders, recognize the region’s most outstanding and innovative housing developments and get your virtual business cards ready!

Anniversary Soiree

Celebrating all that we’ve achieved over the last three decades, the event will take place in the gardens overlooking Rock Creek Park.
An evening to remember!

HAND in the Park
We’ll cap the event series with HAND in the Park. Grab the family and join us for some delicious BBQ with a side of fun!

July 2021


August 2021


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