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Housing Virginia Newsletter
November 2014
Last Chance to Register! Overcoming NIMBYism Training on Dec. 9th


Time is running out - secure your spot at Housing Virginia's Overcoming NIMBYism in Affordable Housing Development training workshop on December 9th, 2014


Click here to register now!


When building an affordable housing project, how can you best utilize facts to overcome community misperceptions about affordable housing?


NIMBYism, "Not In My Back Yard", is a pervasive challenge for many affordable housing and community development projects. 

Housing Virginia will walk you through the process of overcoming NIMBYism with this interactive and innovative training.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order 32 at the Virginia GHC 

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe gave a lively, energetic speech to 700+ enthusiastic housers on Thursday, October 30th, during his first visit to the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference.

Just returned from a trade mission to Asia the evening before, McAuliffe frequently made the connection between housing and his pursuit of jobs and economic development for the Commonwealth. 

Here are some highlights from the speech:

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Housing Virginia at the 2014 Governor's Housing Conference  

This year, Housing Virginia made itself widely known throughout the Governor's Housing Conference with not only an exhibition table and the annual partners' reception, but also with four unique sessions and a new award for the Housing Awards Luncheon.


In case you missed us, here's a breakdown of Housing Virginia's sessions at the 2014 GHC with materials included!

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Housing & Schools Forum in Chesterfield County January 22nd, 2015


Using Housing Virginia's Housing & Schools Symposium as a springboard, locals are bringing the conversation to Chesterfield County. Residents of all backgrounds are encouraged to join the discussion of where Chesterfield County is now and how to move forward as a whole community.

Join Chesterfield educators and housers on January 22nd at Thomas Dale High School (3626 W Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23831) from 6:15pm-8:30pm for the very first region-specific housing & schools forum.

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Howard Evergreen to Retire from Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation 

Dan Burke, left, and Howard Evergreen; Howard and his wife Janet

Howard Evergreen, longtime Director of the Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation, is retiring at the end of 2014. A retirement party was held in Fluvanna on Saturday, November 8th to celebrate his career.

During his time at the Foundation, Howard built more than 200 homes for low income rural families, installed numerous ramps and accessibility improvements, and led the work repair / rehab effort in Louisa in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Dan Burke will be succeeding Howard as the new Executive Director of the Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation.

In This Issue

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.  

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VHC Virginia Housing Day

January 15, 2015 in Richmond, VA

Every year, the Virginia Housing Coalition gathers housing advocates at the Virginia General Assembly to speak with their representatives about important housing issues. VHC will provide useful materials for you to pass along to staffers and representatives. Stay tuned for more details at the VHC website!


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.

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Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

May 19-21 in Detroit, MI
The Center for Community Progress conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan on May 19-21, 2015.


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