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Weatherization Assistance Program Public Hearing

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a Public Hearing to receive comments from interested persons regarding an amendment to the 2014 State Plan for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Program provides energy conservation measures in the homes of low-income persons. The amendment makes changes to the subgrantee network of weatherization providers.  

The Public Hearing will be held on August 1, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room 12 South on the 12th floor, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia. This hearing is held in accordance with 10 CFR 440.14(a) and 10 CFR 440.15

The following counties and cities are affected by the amendment: Amelia; Cumberland; Prince Edward and Buckingham to be served by Project:HOMES; Nottoway and Lunenburg to be served by Telamon Corporation; Hampton, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Franklin City and Suffolk to be served by Williamsburg James City County Community Action Agency; Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockingham, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro to be served by Community Housing Partners. All other localities will be served by the existing providers.

Persons who wish to submit written comments should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to Nancy Palmer, Weatherization Assistance Program, DHCD, 600 East Main St, Suite 300, Richmond VA 23219 by Aug. 1, 2014.

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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 https://covkc.virginia.gov/dhcd/vbca.  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:

Cindy Davis
DHCD/SBCO
600 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
 
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

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Virginia Energy Assessment and Code Compliance Program Report

The DHCD State Building Codes Office completed a 14-month energy  and compliance assessment last June in an effort to benchmark compliance as it relates to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. With the cooperation and collaboration of 20 participating Virginia  localities DHCD is able to set forth a plan of support, training, and education for key stakeholders in the code enforcement and related industries that furthers Virginia’s efforts in energy arena. For additional information  regarding our  Energy Assessment and Code Compliance Program, read the Program Recap report here.