Housing Virginia

Housing Virginia Newsletter
May 2013
Mark Warner and Maurice Jones to Address Federal Housing  Shifts at HV Forum on June 14th:  Register Today


Mark Warner


Senator Mark Warner and HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones 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.  As we finally begin to emerge from the "housing depression" of the past five years, there are "once in a generation" changes happening in Federal Housing Policy that will change the landscape of housing opportunities and the face of our neighborhoods and communities. 
On June 14th, Housing Virginia will bring together housing providers from around the state to Charlottesville to hear the latest on the shifts underway in Washington. Topics will include foreclosure, the HUD Budget, homelessness, the Community Reinvestment Act, the future of the GSEs, "qualified mortgage" rules, how tax reform may affect the Mortgage Interest Deduction and Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and many more. Senator Mark Warner and HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones will participate in the Symposium.  Charlottesville's Coalition for Housing Affordability is the local host for the event. 
HV Releases New Multi-Media Project: HOUSING 2020 Looks at Trends Shaping the Future of Housing

 If you are solely focused on the emerging recovery of Virginia's housing market, you are missing an even bigger story. There are fundamental shifts happening that will re-shape housing this decade. HOUSING 2020 can help to bring new focus to your housing meetings, presentations and educational events. See the trailer for the project here and view an extensive library of video presentations and print material on HOUSING 2020 at www.housingvirginia.org. HOUSING 2020 provides a comprehensive, multi-media analysis of trends that will determine the future of affordable housing in Virginia. HOUSING 2020 examines future housing trends through four lenses: Demographics, Economics, Finance, and Green Housing. 
The purpose of HOUSING 2020 is to educate and alert policy makers to these trends and what they will mean for Virginia's communities of the future. Housing Virginia is also working with organizations and communities in Virginia to sponsor forums that create community dialogue on these issues, their implications and how to prepare for them. Messaging tools in the online kit include video, PowerPoint presentations and executive summaries.
Virginia Housing Coalition Awards Luncheon on June 20th: New Time, New Features 
It's time to gather the community of "Housers" from around the Commonwealth! Bring your team, your Board or your community members to the 2013 VHC Annual Awards Luncheon to be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on June 20th starting at 10:30 AM with the VHC Coffee House and the Awards Luncheon at 12:00 PM.   
Roanoke Regional Housing Network Symposium Attracts Record Crowd
Over 120 people set an attendance record at this year's Roanoke Regional Housing Network's Housing Symposium, HOUSING "A to Z" from Homelessness to Homeownership, on May 2nd. The keynote speaker, Renee' Godefroy, gave a motivational speech about overcoming life's barriers and achieving success. He energized the crowd to strive for  even bigger and higher housing goals. He stressed the noble work of providing housing to those who need affordable shelter.   

HV's RESEARCH... Get Results Spotlight: MF Rental Housing Falls Short on Energy Efficiency  
According to a 2012 research summary by Gary Pivo, PhD, multifamily rentals were significantly less energy efficient than other types of housing, both nationwide and in every region of the country.

Nationwide, in 2009, multifamily rentals averaged 34% fewer energy efficiency features than the number found in other types of housing (7.4 vs. 11.2). Multifamily rentals added efficiency features between 2005 and 2009, but the efficiency gap between them and other housing types shrank only slightly. In addition, lower income multifamily renters lived in less energy efficient units than higher income multifamily renters in 2005 and they fell even further behind from 2005 to 2009.

Fortunately, Virginia's recent LITC housing stock runs counter to this trend. Nearly all of the LITC units built or renovated in the past five years have met Virginia Earth Craft Housing standards.

In This Issue

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.

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

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


Click here to register for a table!


VHC Housing Tax Credit Conference

Sept 4th - 5th, The Westin Richmond

The Virginia Housing Coalition will present a Housing Tax Credit Conference on September 4 - 5 in Richmond. This will be the first such conference here in Virginia. It will give tax credit professionals the opportunity to 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 beginning in June. 

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