DHCD events


Acquire, Renovate, Sell (ARS) How-to-Apply Workshop


The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a rescheduled how-to-apply workshop for the new program, Acquire, Renovate, Sell (ARS). The workshop was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The goal of this program is to transform previously undervalued homes into community assets and create new homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income, first-time homebuyers.

This is a collaborative program through DHCD and the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). Under the program, grantees will acquire the homes with leveraged funding, renovate the homes with ARS funding, then resell the homes at fair market value.

While there is no fee to attend, please be sure to register.



Cultivating Neighborhoods and the Small-Scale Development Movement


Do you want to learn more about how you can become a small real estate developer for a project in your neighborhood? Are you an advocate or local leader looking to encourage better buildings in your community?

Join us for free educational lectures by Bernice Radle, Founder of Buffalove Development, to learn more about Incremental Development Alliance and the upcoming workshop on May 16, 2019.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals in construction, design, planning or real estate looking to either enhance their current practice or make career transitions
  • Volunteers or professionals in business associations, main streets associations, historic preservation groups and neighborhood improvement groups looking to champion incremental development in their communities
  • Professionals in city management, economic development, planning and related agencies who are looking to make it easier for small scale development in their cities
  • Nonprofit development professionals working in organizations, churches and community or housing development who need new strategies for small-lot development
  • Private banking professionals specializing in mortgages, commercial real estate loans, or SBA loans and professionals at Community Development Financial Institutions and community foundations who want to become more effective investors

These educational lectures are presented by the Incremental Development Alliance, a national nonprofit working to build local wealth in neighborhoods through ground-up real estate development. The educational lecture series is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's Virginia Main Street Program, in partnership with Virginia Housing Development Authority.



Moving from Foster Care to Adulthood Pilot -How to Apply Webinar



In 2016, the Virginia General Assembly established the Fostering Futures program to provide extended foster care supports for up to three years for those aging out of foster care. While transitioning to adulthood, in addition to other supports, participants in the Fostering Futures program receive $700/month to cover basic living expenses. Program participants may choose to remain in the foster family home or live independently while working on school/employment goals.

The Moving from Foster Care to Adulthood Rental Assistance Pilot was created to provide up to three years of tenant based rental assistance (TBRA) to Fostering Futures program participants, in addition to the $700/month living expenses, in two high cost markets (Richmond city and Charlottesville/Albemarle) to help stabilize housing options for participants during this critical transition period. Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the Department of Social Service is seeking a subrecipient (s) to administer a TBRA program that is targeted to Fostering Futures program participants in Richmond city and/or Charlottesville/Albemarle.

To find out more please register for the How to Apply Webinar. https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/dhcdevents/registration.aspx?EID=322


Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP)

DHCD State Building Code Office (SBCO) is pleased to announce the availability of the Manufactured Housing Installers Program (MHIP) now online through the Jack A Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy Knowledge Center. Completion of this program is required for all installers of manufactured homes in Virginia prior to application for the mandatory licensure issued by the VA Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation (DPOR).
Due to technical issues electronic payment for the program cannot be accepted at this time. After completing the training program users will be prompted to print the ‘attendance certificate’ necessary to receive ‘Completion verification’ required by DPOR.
Instructions for receiving the required ‘completion verification’.
1.  Complete the On-line MHIP. Instructions for accessing the VBCA KC and establishing a user account.
2.  Follow instructions to print the Attendance certificate
3.  Mail attendance certificate and $50 fee (check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia) to:

Jeff Brown
600 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
jeff.brown@ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For problems with the Knowledge Center  or questions regarding the Manufactured Housing Installers Program please contact the State Building Code Office at (804) 371-7150