HDC Celebration

We hope you join us for our 11th Annual Celebration on April 23rd, 2019. We are so excited to have U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as our keynote speaker.

U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

“We were made to understand it would be terrible.
Every small want, every niggling urge, every hate swollen to a kind of epic wind.

Livid, the land, and ravaged, like a rageful Dream. 
The worst in us having taken over and broken the rest utterly down.

A long age passed. When at last we knew how little would survive us–how little we had mended or built that was not lost–something large and old awoke. And then our singing brought on a different manner of weather. 

 Then animals long believed gone crept down from trees/ We took new stock of                                     one another. We wept to be reminded of such color.”

(“An Old Story” from Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith)

To register to attend this event, please visit our event registration page.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or hosting a table for your group at our event? Reach out to Loren Tierney for more information or with questions regarding the program or registration.


HDC loves to celebrate our members with our members! The energy of the affordable housing movement comes from the front-line staff who are dedicated to the vision of the movement and work day in and day out to build inclusive, affordable, and thriving communities for all people. Check out these videos from HDC’s 2017 Celebration to hear about the passion behind the work that drives affordable housing.

Megan Espinoza 

Joe Pangilinan

Brandon Getz