2015-2016 Action Plan Input Session

Action Plan Input Sessions coming up in January
Join us for several input sessions across the commonwealth as we look for your thoughts and feedback on next year's Action Plan for the CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG programs. We are reviewing these critical housing and community development resources and considering significant changes to how our programs and resources are structured and delivered.
Come be a part of the process. Your input and participation is valued.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
10 a.m.-noon

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
10 a.m.-noon
Prince William

Friday Feb. 6, 2015
1-3 p.m.



2015 Competitive Pre-Applications now available in CAMS

Open to eligible applicants through Dec. 3

Click here


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:

Cindy Davis
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


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.