Housing Virginia

Housing Virginia Newsletter
May 2014
Register Today: Connecting the Dots Between Housing & Schools  

Register today for Housing Virginia's 2014 Policy Symposium Housing and Schools: Connecting the Dots between where Kids Live and Where They Learn.  The event will be held on Wednesday, June 18th from 10am - 3:15pm at the VCU Student Commons in Richmond.


Despite the fact that the connections between housing opportunity and school quality are pervasive in our communities, educators and housing providers rarely talk and even less frequently plan together.  In fact, they speak entirely different languages.  Realtors see every day how residential choices are often shaped by school quality and educators see how housing stability has a direct connection to student performance. How do we improve housing and schools by aligning the way we shape policy for both?  These are some of the issues that will be explored as Housing Virginia and the Wilder School at VCU co-host a one-day statewide conference on June 18.


Jeanne Jehl, consultant to The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce & Trade, will speak at the opening plenary session.  This will be followed by break out sessions that focus on various aspects of this important, but often ignored subject.  Chris Estes, Executive Director of the National Housing Conference, is the invited luncheon speaker. With this one day session as a kick-off, Housing Virginia plans to shine a spotlight on this issue for the next year through local dialogues and bringing in examples of communities that have made progress in coordinating school policy with housing policy.


Visit the Housing Virginia site for a detailed program schedule.


Make it a two-day housing event! The symposium will precede the Virginia Housing Coalition's annual awards luncheon, which will also be held in Richmond on June 19th. See the article below for details!
Virginia Housing Coalition 2014 Awards Luncheon Honorees Announced

Join the Virginia Housing Coalition on Thursday, June 19th, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center for the Annual Awards Luncheon. For over 30 years, the VHC Annual Awards Luncheon has celebrated professional achievement in affordable housing by honoring outstanding housing providers, practitioners and advocates.


This year's luncheon will recognize three categories of exemplary professional performance.  It will also induct seven "under 40" professionals into the "Top Forty Network".  See the honorees below!



Table sponsorships are now available! Bring your team, your board or your community partners to the luncheon.  You may purchase a table for 10 guests for $1,200, along with promotional listing in the event program and VHC website.


Contact vahousingcoalition@gmail.com for more information on table sales, or click here to sign up online. Individual tickets will go on sale after June 1st.


Dr. Lisa Sturtevant Presents Workforce Housing Study in Hampton Roads

On May 7th, housing industry professionals from around the state gathered in Chesapeake to hear Dr. Lisa Sturtevant (Executive Director, Center for Housing Policy, National Housing Conference) present findings from her study, "Housing the Future Workforce in the Hampton Roads Region".


Over 160 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, ForKids 25th Anniversary Commission, Tidewater Builders Association, Hampton Roads REALTORS Association, and the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium in partnership with Housing Virginia.


Read more.

Register Today: 2014 Governor's Housing Conference (Oct. 29-31)


Mark your calendars and join us for the 2014 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference on October 29-31st at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. This annual conference is one of the largest statewide housing event of the year, so be sure not to miss it!


Register, become a sponsor or become an exhibitor here! You can find more information or reserve hotel rooms at the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference website. Further inquiries can be made to ghc@dhcd.virginia.gov

Register Today: 2014 Virginia Housing Credit Conference (Sept. 3-4)


The Virginia Housing Coalition will be presenting  Virginia's 2nd Annual Housing Credit Conference on September 3rd-4th at the Westin Hotel in Richmond.


Click here to register for the conference! Organizations interested in sponsorship can click here to learn more.  


This conference will give tax credit professionals of any experience level the information and training that they need to develop more competitive proposals and build more sustainable projects. The conference is aimed at for profit and non-profit developers, lenders, investors, lawyers, accountants, market analysts, appraisers, consultants, planners, architects, housing authorities, and local governments - just about everyone who works in or with the Housing Credit Program.


Read more.

Research Spotlight: Who, Why and How Communities Oppose Affordable Housing

The National Housing Conference recently surveyed affordable housing developers in New York State on their experiences of community opposition to their development projects - otherwise known as NIMBY ("Not in My Back Yard").  The results are presented in a series of articles that explored the wide range of findings.


Read more.

In This Issue

Ending Veteran Homelessness in Virginia: A Summit to Build a Comprehensive Action Plan
June 9, 2014 in Richmond, VA
Join the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness for this special one-day work session

presented in collaboration with

the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and 

the Virginia Homeless Outcomes Coordinating Council.

Click Here to Register

Connecting the Dots Between Housing & Schools: A Symposium on Housing & Education Policy
June 18, 2014 in Richmond, VA
Join Housing Virginia and the VCU Center for Urban and Regional Development as we bring educators and housers together to explore together ways to improve housing & education policy both on the regional and state level.
Click Here to Register

VHC 2014 Awards Luncheon
June 19, 2014 in Richmond, VA
Join the VHC on Thursday, June 19th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center for the Annual Awards Luncheon. For over 30 years, this awards luncheon has celebrated professional achievement in affordable housing by honoring outstanding housing providers, practitioners and advocates.
(Individual tickets on sale after June 1st)

2014 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference
October 29th-31st, 2014 in Norfolk, VA    

Join us for a multitude of educational concurrent sessions and a variety of thought-provoking plenary sessions led by experts in housing, finance and community development.  

 Click Here to Register

2014 Housing Credit Conference
Sept 3-4, 2014 in Richmond, VA
VHC will be presenting Virginia's second annual Housing Credit Conference in order to give tax credit professionals of any experience level the information and training they need to develop more competitive proposals and to build more sustainable projects.


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