Housing Virginia's Rural Network News
The State of Rural Housing in Virginia: A HV Rural Housing Forum Around the State

Starting this week, Housing Virginia will be holding 5 regional rural housing meetings in partnership with local REALTORS Associations around the state.

We have been doing preliminary data mapping and research about the state of rural housing in Virginia and what needs and gaps need to be addressed to best serve the regional populations. 

At these forums, we will present this regional data alongside our initial survey findings on rural Virginia's affordable housing industry's greatest needs and gaps. We will also engage the local housing and service providers, planners, policymakers, and community members in a facilitated discussion about how to develop an effective action and policy recommendation guide. 

We will present the action plan at the Virginia's Governor's Housing Conference this November in Roanoke. Join us at one of the locations below!

Thursday, July 14
8:30 am - 11 am
New College Foundation
191 Fayette St, Martinsville, VA 24112

In partnership with:

Friday, July 15
8:30 am - 11 am 
SWVAR Meeting Center
128 Reedy Creek Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

Register here

In partnership with:

Thursday, July 28
8:30 am - 11 am
Fauquier Hospital - Sycamore Room B
500 Hospital Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186

Register here

In partnership with:

Middle Peninsula
Thursday, August 11
8:30 am - 11 am
CBRAR Office
10880 General Puller Hwy, Suite E, Hartfield, VA 23071

Register here

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Rural Housing Provider Directory: First Edition Ready for Use!

With data from the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Housing Virginia has put together the very first Directory of Rural Housing and Service Providers for Virginia.

Entries are sorted into six regions: Northern, Central, Valley, Mountain, Southside, and North Central / Coastal. We also have categories for state and national resources. 

Click the image to download a copy!

If you would like your organization to be added or if you would like your existing entry updated, please contact alise@hdadvisors.net with your information and we will add you to the next digital edition in late summer/early fall.
Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia Annual Conference on Oct 19-21, 2016 

The Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia will be holding the 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held from October 19 - 21, 2016, at the historic Mountain Lake Lodge and Conference Center in Giles County, Virginia.

2016 marks 38 continuous years that RPC has been hosting an annual conference for rural planning professionals. Register below for a full rural planning experience, including a farm tour, conference sessions, networking opportunities, and local music!

VA Housing Resources for Heroes Part II: An Overview on the VA Specially Adapted Housing Grant Program 

Wednesday, July 13, 2-3pm EST

This webinar, the second in the "2016 Veterans Resources Summer Series", will provide general information of the SAH grant program, eligibility, uses along with the necessary actions Veterans need take to obtain a SAH grant. The webinar will also feature a discuss on the specific options of assistance available to Veterans with service-connected disabilities to assist with building, remodeling or purchasing an adapted home. Participants will have ample opportunity following presentations to ask questions of the subject matter experts.

If you have an event or program you would like us to feature, please email admin@housingvirginia.org with your request!
Housing Virginia's Rural Housing Network Initiative is made possible with the generous support of:

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