The Housing Indicator Tool (HIT) was funded by grants from Truist and Wells Fargo. We deeply appreciate their support, which makes it possible for HAND to advance its mission.
HAND thanks its team of research partners for their contributions to the inaugural edition of HIT. Specifically, we acknowledge Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Ryan Price and David Cristeal of LSA for their time collecting data, communicating with jurisdictions and offering thoughtful perspective.
We also thank the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Urban Institute for laying the groundwork of establishing and underscoring the importance of regional housing targets, which are the cornerstone of the tool. We acknowledge Paul DesJardin and Hilary Chapman of COG for their time, expertise, and contributions, as well as the Joint Committee of Housing and Planning Directors.
We remain grateful for the continued support of The Democracy Collaborative (TDC), who has played an integral role in holding HAND accountable to centering our work in racial equity. We thank Angela Carlberg, Thomas Hanna, Claire Brawdy, and Ronnie Galvin for their thought partnership.
HAND also extends gratitude to Jen Lachman, our Board of Directors and membership whose collective ideation birthed the concept of an inaugural scorecard during the organization’s strategic alignment process. A special thanks to LaToya Thomas, Brick & Story for scaling HAND’s ability to activate and work in coalition with aligned stakeholders across the Capital Region in support of the HIT.
The views expressed are those of the authors. Funders do not determine research findings, insights or recommendations shared in the tool.