Applications now being accepted for Affordable and Special Needs Housing Program

The Affordable and Special Needs Housing (ASNH) Program goals are to create and preserve affordable housing units within the commonwealth of Virginia, with an emphasis on non-entitlement areas. The program achieves these goals by providing assistance in the form of financing to projects that will meet local affordable housing needs and support state housing policy.  Approximately $2.5 million in HOME funds will be made available during this application cycle to assist affordable housing projects selected through the ASNH program application process.  

An additional $700,000 is also available to provide one-time gap financing for projects serving persons with severe mental illness.  Applicants should complete the standard HOME application, along with the new supplemental attachment. 

For questions, contact Chris Thompson at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Virginia Enterprise Zone: How-to-Qualify Workshops: Grant Year 2016

On the dates specified below, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold four in-depth "How-to-Qualify" Workshops on how to apply for Virginia Enterprise Zone State Incentives. These workshops will provide detailed instructions on the qualification process for Grant Year 2015 Real Property Investment Grants and Job Creation Grants. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge. 

The application instruction manuals for the Job Creation and the Real Property Investment Grants, and the Agreed-Upon-Procedures for the CPA Attestation will be made available in December 2015 on the Virginia Enterprise Zone Website. The application portal is schedule to open on January 1, 2016.

For questions regarding registration or the Enterprise Zone program, please contact Jordan Snelling or Tory McGowan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (804) 371-7030. 

January 10, 2017: 1:00-4:00PM

Halifax County IDA – Conference Room
1100 Confroy Drive, South Boston 24592

January 11, 2017: 1:00-4:00PM
Ruppert Sargent Building – Veteran’s Conference Room (1st Floor)
1 Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669

January 19, 2017: 9:00am-Noon    
Wytheville Meeting Center, Evansham Ballroom
333 Community Boulevard, Wytheville, VA 24382
*This event was originally scheduled for December 12th, but is postponed to the above date 



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