Join us for new Inclusionary Housing and Overcoming NIMBY 2.0 workshops!
Housing Virginia is excited to partner with Virginia Housing Alliance’s HELP Center to to offer either half-day or full-day workshops focused on strategies to develop inclusive, mixed-income communities, as well as techniques for addressing resistance to affordable housing.
Workshop 1: Inclusionary Housing
TIME: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Following the release of the first Virginia-specific “Inclusionary Housing Guidebook” in 2017, Housing Virginia is offering a series of workshops that will demonstrate how localities can use old and new tools at their disposal to create vibrant, mixed-income communities. These sessions will explore why affordable homes are a critical component to healthy neighborhoods, what the state and federal legal framework allows regarding “inclusionary zoning” and other land use tools, how other localities in Virginia and across the nation are accomplishing this goal, and why communities must build custom-tailored solutions for their specific housing needs. These trainings are targeted to local officials, planners, advocates, and housing practitioners.
Workshop 2: Overcoming NIMBY 2.0
TIME: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
In 2016, Housing Virginia conducted its first round of “Overcoming NIMBY” trainings aimed at equipping housing advocates and providers with the tools necessary to counter common opposition to more affordable homes in their communities. This year, Housing Virginia is launching its next round of “Overcoming NIMBY” trainings with all new material and recommendations. Attendees will learn what NIMBY-ism (Not In My Backyard) is, why our current messaging often does more harm than good, and how new groundbreaking social research can help us get to “YES” in our back yard. These trainings are encouraged for anyone who aims to build, provide, or advocate for more homes available to persons at all incomes in their neighborhoods.