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Housing Virginia Newsletter
October 2014
Housing Virginia at the 2014 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference


The annual Virginia Governor's Housing Conference is fast approaching, set to take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott from this Wednesday, October 29th to Friday, October 31st.


This year, the conference's theme is all about Creating Healthy Communities. Housing Virginia is excited to present a wide variety of sessions under this topic, as well as hold our annual Partners Reception.  


In addition to an array of 90-minute and 30-minute sessions throughout the conference, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be speaking at the Virginia Housing Awards Luncheon on Thursday.


Read on to learn about Housing Virginia's presence at the 2014 Conference! 


Virginia Housing Awards Luncheon  

Thursday, October 301th, 11:30am-1:15pm


  Each year, the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference recognizes innovative, effective efforts that address housing needs seen around the Commonwealth. These awards will be presented during the luncheon on Thursday.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be addressing housing policy initiatives in his speech at the luncheon. Housing professionals from around the Commonwealth are looking forward to hearing what he has to say in light of recent budget cut proposals.

Honorary Conference Chairman and Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia Maurice Jones will also speak at the luncheon. Secretary Jones spoke at Housing Virginia's Housing & Schools Policy Symposium last June, which gathered over 200 housers and educators at Virginia Commonwealth University to discuss the intersection of these two fields.

This will be the first year for the In My Back Yard "IMBY" Award
to be recognized. Housing Virginia proposed this award to highlight individuals and organizations working to successfully overcome NIMBY ("Not In My Back Yard") while enriching their communities.

The recipient of the very first "IMBY" Award will be going to Arlington County and the Pike Planning Plenary Group for the Columbia Pike Planning Initiative.

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Session: Energy Efficiency in Affordable Rental Housing  

Thursday, October 30th, 1:30-3pm (Marriott IV) 


Housing Virginia, EarthCraft and the Center for Housing Policy at Virginia Tech are working in collaboration on a study to test the actual energy efficiency of LIHTC units produced in Virginia over a five-year period. It will be the largest study of this type undertaken anywhere in the nation.

Snap Session: Visualizing Data to Tell Your Story

Thursday, October 30th, 1:30-2pm (Franklin/Shangri-La) 


Do you know the value of presenting data in a visual manner? The importance of selecting key data pieces that can be effectively presented visually is key to telling your story. Reports, fact sheets and maps that have been produced with other organizations will be presented and you will learn how you can tell your story through data. 
Snap Session: Telling the Story: Housing Virginia StoryWorks
Thursday, October 30th, 2:20-3pm / 3:15-3:45pm (Franklin/Shangri-La)
Last year during the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference, Housing Virginia began a video project, and work on that project continued throughout the year to document housing efforts and needs in Virginia.

View a sample of interviews and several of the topically-focused pieces, and hear more about how the material can be used in advocacy and influencing opinions to overcome NIMBY.

You can view all 33 clips here!

Session: Overcoming NIMBY and Building Support for Your Tax Credit Project 
Friday, October 31st, 9:45-11am (Marriott IV) 
Housing Virginia is pleased to present a workshop that leads into a one-day NIMBY training class we will begin offering in December.

Since the origins of affordable housing programs, developers have encountered community opposition. Today, that opposition frequently arises when a Low Income Housing Tax Credit project is proposed. Community concerns can be based on legitimate issues such as traffic, infrastructure capacity, design compatibility and other fact-based questions. 
Save the Date!
Overcoming NIMBYism in Affordable Housing

Tuesday, December 9th

9am-3pm at the VHDA Virginia Housing Center
If you want to learn more about NIMBY, come to Richmond this December for Housing Virginia's "Overcoming NIMBYism in Affordable Housing" training to be held at the VHDA Virginia Housing Center.

Explore in a peer-learning environment both what NIMBY is in 2014 and practical ways to deal with NIMBY in your community. Click here to register!

This activity is part of Housing Virginia's year-long Whole Communities Project and will include both practical tools to access and best practices to learn from. 

In This Issue

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.

Visit the VAGHC site here    


IPED: Tax Credit Property Dispositions plus an Affordable Housing Update

November 5, 2014 in Arlington, VA

This conference will examine the opportunities and challenges facing owners of maturing tax credit properties and the ways proactive owners and investors can maximize the value of tax credit properties in Year 15.  

Click here to register 


National Property Preservation Conference

November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC

Each year, leaders and servicers from across the mortgage industry gather to discuss current topics and develop solutions for the future. Through communication and teamwork, we build consensus and establish standards for policies and services. You are invited to share in the dialog.

Click here to register 


Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference

November 6-7, 2014 in Washington, DC

Join market participants at the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference this November to explore the ways in which we can finance the nation's growing demand for clean energy.

Click here to register 


Beyond the Horizon: Housing & Community Development Strategies for the Future

November 13, 2014 in Washington, DC

Please join us for the Ninth Annual National Housing Symposium. Enjoy lively and engaging discussions with nationally recognized affordable housing leaders and innovators.

Click here to register 


Solutions 2014: National Conference on State & Local Housing Policy

November 18-20, 2014 in Oakland, CA

Solutions 2014 is designed to be useful to both housing newcomers and experienced housing practitioners and policymakers by offering a comprehensive, highly interactive educational experience over the three-day conference.  

Click here to register 


HV Overcoming NIMBY in Affordable Housing Training

December 9, 2014 in Glen Allen, VA

If you want to learn about NIMBY, come to Richmond in December for Housing Virginia's Overcoming NIMBY in Affordable Housing training to be held at the VHDA Virginia Housing Center. Explore in a peer-learning environment both what NIMBY is in 2014 and practical ways to deal with NIMBY in your community.  

Click here to register 


NLIHC 2015 Housing Legislation Forum

March 1-3, 2015 in Washington, DC

The 2015 NLIHC Housing Legislative Forum will be more strategic and focused in its design, geared specifically for NLIHC members who are actively engaged in and committed to influencing legislative action on national housing policies affecting extremely low income individuals.

Click here to register   


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