On June 11, 2019, staff, faculty, students and alumni attended HAND's Annual Meeting & Housing Expo. Themed "Holding Ourselves Accountable: Bold Housing Solutions for Every Sector & Every Jurisdiction", this year’s conference was a powerful experience for all in attendance. The conference kicked off with the plenary session, The Elected Perspective: Bold Housing Solutions Across The Capital Region. The Awards Luncheon capped the conference, featuring an interactive Fireside Chat. Additional highlights from the luncheon included an exciting performance by the all-female Afro-Brazilian percussion band Batalá Washington, an inspiring address from the Children’s Art Contest Grand Prize Winner and the presentation of the Housing Achievement Awards, for which Director Maria Day-Marshall served as a judge.