Save the Date: Upcoming Housing Events Approaching Fast!

The season for affordable housing conferences in Virginia is fast approaching. Make sure you don’t miss any one of these events – they’ll be here sooner than you think!


Click the link below to see more information about the following events:


  • 8/24-25: Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference
  • 9/21-22: 4th Annual Housing Credit Conference
  • 9/3: Mobile Home Parks Symposium
  • 11/16-18: 2016 Governor’s Housing Conference



Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference

Who: Virginia Housing Alliance

When: August 24-25th, 2016

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton (Midlothian, VA)

Cost: $50 for VHA members / $60 for non-members


The Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference will be hosted in partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. This year’s conference will focus on:


  • Improving housing and health outcomes with a focus on mental health and substance abuse
  • Solving homelessness through local, state and national housing trust funds
  • Building collaborative local response systems to address the housing crisis
  • Ending chronic veterans homelessness


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2016 Housing Credit Conference

Who: Virginia Housing Alliance

When: September 21-22nd, 2016

Where: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa (Short Pump, VA)

Cost: $225 Early Bird (until August 1st) / $225 for VHA members / $250 for non-members (after August 1st)


The 4th Annual Housing Credit Conference is the premier opportunity in Virginia for tax credit professionals to learn about industry trends and connect with others in the field. The housing credit program plays a critical role in the production of new and rehabilitated affordable rental housing in Virginia and across the country. There will be many engaging and informative sessions for all experience levels to choose from, including a new track of sessions on Compliance and keynote speaker Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference.


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Mobile Home Parks Symposium

Who: The Virginia Mobile Home Park Coalition, project:HOMES, the Virginia Non-Profit Housing Coalition

When: November 3rd, 2016

Where: TBD (Richmond, VA)


Are Mobile Home Parks worth a second look from affordable housing advocates? Can parks be revitalized in ways that will make them an important part of our affordable housing spectrum? This symposium will provide data and recommendations from a study of over 60 parks in Central Virginia. It will bring experts and practitioners from other parts of the country where parks have been revitalized and, in some cases, purchased by residents.


Mobile Home Parks present a challenge to communities across Virginia. Frequently, localities are interested primarily in ways to close parks and replace them with more “desirable” uses. This conference will offer new perspectives and tools that can be used to save parks and improve the lives of the families that live there.


To be put on a list for more information, please e-mail alise@hdadvisors.net




2016 Governor’s Housing Conference**

Who: Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

When: November 16-18th, 2016

Where: Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)

Cost: $235 Early Bird (until June 30) / $255 Regular Rate (until November 15) / $295 Late Registration (November 16-18)


The Annual Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference moves to Roanoke this year with the theme of “a door to economic opportunity”. This year, John W. Martin, President & CEO of the Southeastern Institute of Research, will be the keynote speaker.


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**The GHC is now accepting nominations for the Virginia Housing Awards, which will be presented on Thursday, November 17th at the Awards Luncheon. These awards recognize innovative, effective efforts that address our state’s housing needs.


Submit your nominations here by 5pm on Friday, August 26th. You can contact Rhonda Spear for more information at (804) 371-7000 or rhonda.spear@dhcd.virginia.gov .


The award categories are:

  • Best Affordable Housing Development
  • Best Housing Program or Service
  • Best Housing Preservation/Revitalization Effort
  • Best Affordable Housing Energy Conservation Effort
  • In My BackYard “IMBY” Award