Housing Virginia

Housing Virginia Newsletter
April 2013
Mark Your Calendar for June 14th: 
Symposium on Federal Housing Policy Change
Senator Mark Warner will participate in the statewide policy forum, What's Ahead for Housing: A Symposium on Federal Housing Policy Change, sponsored by Housing Virginia and the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.  

This event will help stakeholders across Virginia prepare for pending and potential changes in housing policy at the federal level that could fundamentally re-shape the way that housing is developed and financed throughout the entire country.  This statewide forum will be held on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville. Follow this link to register for the event.

Housing Virginia's
RESEARCH: Get Results goes LIVE!

Does affordable housing have an impact on neighboring property values? Is decent housing connected to educational achievement in children? Where do people with housing choice vouchers live?

Housing Virginia's RESEARCH: Get Results can help you answer these and many more questions about the impacts of affordable housing. This tool is an expanding and easy-to-navigate compendium of housing and housing-related research. It can serve as an indispensable "go-to" resource for any housing professional working in the state. 

Succession Planning Sustains Organizations of the Future - Register Today!
Housing Virginia in partnership with BB&T and the Surdna Foundation is sponsoring Succession Planning, Leader Development and Managing Executive Transitions, in three one day regional sessions. 
In the Richmond session, Trainer and Organizational Consultant Lisa C. Burford from Transition Guides of Silver Spring, Maryland outlined key features of sustainable organizations, tying into succession planning as a core leadership and readiness competency. Two more sessions are available - Leesburg (May 1st) and Staunton (May 14th).

SOURCEBOOK Update Shows Continued Rise in Housing Prices

How sustainable is the housing recovery that has started in Virginia?  According to 4th quarter updates to SOURCEBOOK, housing prices in Virginia continued an upward trend throughout 2012 when comparing year-over-year. In fact, housing prices ended 2012 on average $30,000 higher than at the bottom of the market in the first quarter of 2011.

Mapping RVA:  Where You Live Makes All the Difference

Earlier this month Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and Richmond's Partnership for Housing Affordability introduced "Mapping RVA:  Where You Live Makes All the Difference,"  a multimedia exhibition of photographs, GIS research maps, and depictions of citizen experiences. This exhibition is now open at the University of Richmond's Downtown's Wilton Companies Gallery. The exhibition honors the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. 

Northern Shenandoah Regional Leaders Learn about Housing Trends

Leaders from across the Northern Shenandoah region attended a "Housing Trends and Data" workshop on April 11th to learn about the latest housing trends affecting the region. The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission sponsored the half-day workshop that brought together speakers from Housing Virginia, VHDA and the Virginia Center for Housing Research who outlined some of the significant changes in housing and the economy for the region. Twenty public and private leaders representing a cross section of organizations that address the housing needs in the region attended the workshop.  


CAN Promotes Affordable Housing in the Washington, D.C. / NOVA Area

The Collaborative Communications Campaign (CAN) recently announced the 2013 CAN Parade of Homes, in which selected affordable communities will open their doors and invite the community and the press to come in! The tour will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Garland Yates Brings the Voice of Philanthropy to the VHC Annual Awards Luncheon

For over thirty years, the Virginia Housing Coalition's Annual Awards event has been the gathering place to celebrate accomplishments, identify challenges, and encourage positive action in the affordable housing field.  In 2013 the Virginia Housing Coalition will host a luncheon on June 20th to continue this important tradition.  This year, the luncheon will feature nationally recognized community building expert, Garland Yates, Interim Director of the Neighborhood Funders Group. 

In This Issue

Succession Training
May 1st, Leesburg
May 14th, Staunton
Housing Virginia, in partnership with BB&T, is bringing Transition Guides from Silver Spring, Maryland to deliver three one-day training events targeting executive leaders and their boards. The workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of succession planning, leader development and managing executive transitions. 
E-mail Anna Strahs Watts for more information and to register!

Roanoke Regional Housing Network
May 2nd, 8am - 3:30pm
Tanglewood Holiday Inn
Housing A-Z - from Homelessness to Homeownership
Click here to register!

HV Federal Housing Policy Forum
June 14th, 9am - 3pm
The Boars Head Inn, Charlottesville 
This major housing event will offer participants from around the state the opportunity to learn about pending and potential federal housing policy shifts from Washington policy makers.  Senator Mark Warner has confirmed his participation in the event. 

HAND's 22nd Annual Meeting & Housing Expo
June 11th, 9am - 3pm
Crystal Gateway Marriott
This year's event promises to be a celebration of collaboration, innovation, and transformation with the presentation of the Housing Achievement Awards.

VHC Annual Awards Luncheon

June 20th, Greater Richmond Convention Center

Changing time of day format, the 2013 Virginia Housing Coalition's Luncheon on June 20th will feature nationally
recognized community building expert, Garland Yates, Interim Director of the Neighborhood Funders Group. 

Table information will be available soon.


VHC Housing Tax Credit Conference

Sept 4th - 5th, The Westin Richmond

The Virginia Housing Coalition will present its 2013 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Conference, the first opportunity of its kind in Virginia where tax credit
professionals can network with one another while learning new information about the LIHTC program that can help them to build stronger proposals and projects. 

Registration information will be available in the coming months.

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