And the winners of the 2021 Housing Achievement
Awards are.....
Developer of the Year
Arlington Partnership 
for Affordable Housing
Best Large Affordable 
Housing Project
Crystal House Apartments
Washington Housing Conservancy
Best Small Affordable 
Housing Project
Ainger Place Apartments
The Michaels Organization
Virginia Peters Nonprofit Friend
Delegate Alfonso Lopez
Virginia General Assembly
Emerging Leader
Mansur Abdul-Malik
The NHP Foundation
President’s Choice
Angie Rodgers
Deputy Chief
Administrative Officer,
Economic Development, 
Prince George’s County
Meet Taamre Solen
A budding writer & winner of the Children's Essay Contest!
For this year's Children Essay Contest, HAND invited elementary school-aged children to share their personal experiences over the last year. 

We received so many well-written submissions, but it was undeniable that the gripping poem titled "A Moment in Time" penned by Taamre Solen, shone the brightest. Solen is a 5th-grader and participant in AHC, Inc.'s resident service program

Congratulations again, Taamre!

We can't wait to hear you recite your poem on June 25!

Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
HAND's Annual Meeting is the largest convening of real estate and community development professionals in the Washington region. We invite you to join the celebration of our 30th anniversary with an immersive virtual experience designed to inspire you, make you think, and strengthen the relationships that are vital to the creation of flourishing communities. Themed Piscataway Conoy Still Here... In Celebration & Challenge, the conference will feature:

Ignite Talks – Robust dialogues where we tackle the two big C's; Capital & Community and have a conversation about Black Homeownership.

PS - Want to be prepared for the dialogue with Dr. Andre Perry? Order his latest book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities here so YOU will be able to engage in a dialogue about the book's finding with Dr. Perry!

Virtual Expo – Opportunities to showcase your organization and connect with other HAND members!

Awards Presentation – Honoring our peers and the next generation with the Housing Achievement Awards and Children’s Essay Contest!

We HIGHLY encourage you to use Google Chrome as your internet browser on the day of the conference.
Use the link below to download Google Chrome today, to ensure you will be free of any technical difficulties come June 25!

Did You Purchase an Expo Booth?
Watch the recording below to learn how to maximize your Virtual Expo Booth!
Watch the expo booth training to learn:
  • How to set up your booth for success with marketing collateral, graphics, videos, and social media;
  • How to ensure that you capture everyone who visits your booth; 
  • How many guests can visit your booth at a time (spoiler alert – up to 100!)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Social Lounges and Expo Hall Open

9:05 AM – 9:10 AM
Honoring Native Land | Piscataway Conoy
9:10 AM – 9:40 AM
Three Decades of Reflection | HAND Leadership and Elected Officials
Jill Norcross
Former Executive Director
Heather Raspberry
Executive Director

John Spencer
Angela Alsobrooks
County Executive
Prince George's County
Marc Elrich
County Executive
Montgomery County
Matt de Ferranti
Arlington County Board
Jeff McKay
Board of Supervisors
Fairfax County
Phyllis Randall
Board of Supervisors
Loudoun County
9:40 AM – 1:00 PM

Ignite Talk Correspondents
Alyia Gaskins
Founder and CEO
CitiesRX, LLC
Amanda Misiko Andere
Funders Together to 
End Homelessness

Equity In Action |
Removing the Barriers, Unlocking Access for Black & Brown Developers
Brought to you by JPMorgan Chase

Even in the midst of the growing housing affordability challenge, black and brown real estate developers are still met with the obstacle of accessing the capital needed to execute their plans to revitalize communities. Confronting the idea of “a seat at the table,” this moderated dialogue will feature leaders in finance and real estate development who can speak candidly about these difficulties and solutions to drive more equitable outcomes for HAND members and other stakeholders.

Catherine Buell
Head of
Community Development
Amazon in the Community
Ellis Carr
President & CEO
Capital Impact Partners
Brett Macleod
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase
Steve Rosenberg
CEO & Founder
Ernst Valery
Co-Managing Member
Adrian Washington
CEO & Founder
Neighborhood Development Company

Putting the Community Back in Community Development
Brought to you by Capital One

The GateBridge Community represents an innovative approach to mixed-income, mixed-use affordable housing - one that centers placemaking, closing the racial wealth gap, and building more diverse, inclusive, and equitable economies. GateBridge works in partnership with mission-aligned organizations to build permanently affordable, limited equity cooperative housing anchored by a community development incubator. By building bridges for renters to become resident-owners and employees to become worker-owners, GateBridge recycles income within the community and builds community wealth, leadership, and resilience in the process. This captivating discussion will examine the GateBridge model from the perspectives of its founder Professor Anthony Cook and the development, philanthropic, and investor partners needed to bring it to fruition.

Mustafa Abdul-Salaam
 Managing Partner 
Community Economic
Development Partners
Anthony Cook
Professor of Law
Georgetown University
Ed Delany
Senior Director,
Senior Capital Officer Community Finance
Capital One
Vance Gragg 
Gragg Cardona Partners
Dan Tangherlini
Managing Director
Emerson Collective

A Conversation with Dr. Andre M. Perry | Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
Brought to you by Virginia Housing

The deliberate devaluation of communities of color has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. There is a longstanding myth claiming that brutal conditions in Black communities are mainly the result of Black people’s collective choices and moral failings. Dr. Andre Perry, a respected educator, journalist and scholar, reminds us that there is nothing wrong with Black people that ending racism can’t solve. For decades, we haven’t known how much the country will gain by properly valuing homes and businesses, family structures, voters, and school districts in Black neighborhoods. And there is no better time than the present to understand this information. Perry's most recent publication, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Join us for an exciting and informative dialogue on his findings, a call to action for the real estate and community development industry post-pandemic; and how we can hold leadership accountable as we pursue more equitable outcomes in our communities.

Susan Dewey
Chief Executive Officer
Virginia Housing

Dr. Andre Perry
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
Monica Warren-Jones

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM
Presentation of Housing Achievement Awards & Children's Essay Contest  
Brought to you by PNC & Bank of America
Roderick Hirsch
Mortgage Area Sales Manager
PNC Bank
Derrick Perkins 
SVP & Market Executive
Bank of America 

  • HAND Member Dues
  • 10 conference tickets
  • Half Page Ad in Program Book
  • Expo Booth
  • Company Branding in Digital Marketing Collateral

  • HAND Member Dues
  • 10 conference tickets
  • Half Page Ad in Program Book
  • Expo Booth
  • Company Branding in Digital Marketing Collateral

  • 10 conference tickets
  • Expo Booth
  • Half Page Ad in Program Book

  • 10 conference tickets
  • Expo Booth
  • Quarter Page Ad in Program Book

Bank of America 
Bozzuto Construction Company 
Capital Impact Partners
Capital One
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Klein Hornig LLP
National Housing Trust 
Nixon Peabody
PNC Bank 
Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC 
SC&H Group, Inc. 
Virginia Housing
Wells Fargo 
AHC, Inc.
Alexandria Housing Development Corporation 
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing 
Community Solutions
Cornerstones Housing Corporation
DC Department of Housing & Community Development 
Fairfax County DHCD
Goldstein Hall PLLC
Harkins Builders
Hessel Aluise & O'Leary, P.C. 
Homes for America
Housing Initiative Partnership
Kaiser Permanente
Miles & Stockbridge PC
Mission First Housing Group 
Neighborhood Development Company
NHP Foundation 
Telesis Corporation
The Community Builders, Inc.
Tiber Hudson
United Bank
University of Maryland 
Victory Housing 
Wesley Housing Development Corporation