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CONSOLIDATED PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a public hearing on items relating to Virginia’s administration of the Consolidated Action Plan 2014-2015 Action Plan.
 
The public hearing will be held at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on the 11th floor of the Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  DHCD will be taking comments on the proposed 2014-2015 Action Plan including goals and objectives for housing and community development, the projected use of funding and the method for distributing an anticipated $6,796,346 in HOME Investment Partnership funds, $2,391,983 in Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds, $696,044 in Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds and $17,200,032 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
 
Copies of the plan document may be requested by calling (804) 371-7100, (804) 371-7122 or (804) 371-7084 TDD.  Persons requiring special accommodations should call (804) 371-7122.  The plans will appear on the agency’s web site at http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov under Announcements.
 
The department will receive written comments and testimony on the proposed 2014-2015 Action Plan through the close of business on May 14, 2014 at the following address:
 
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Attention: Lyndsi Austin
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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Virginia Homeless Solutions Program application is now available in CAMS

This application process is open to Continua of Care (CoCs) and Balance of State CoC local planning groups. Applications must be submitted by the CoC or local planning group lead agency. The application deadline is April 25, 2014.

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Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

application is now available in CAMS

This application process is open to local Continua of Care (CoCs) and Balance of State CoC local planning groups.

Applications must be submitted by the CoC or local planning group lead agency.

The application deadline is April 25, 2014.

 

DHCD will hold two how-to-apply webinars on the following dates:

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

10 a.m.-noon

Web conference link: https://intercall.webex.com

Meeting number: 595 080 868

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-8425779  (US/Canada)

Conference Code: 804 371 7100

   

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2-4 p.m.

Web conference link: https://intercall.webex.com

Meeting number: 599 824 958   

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-8425779  (US/Canada)

Conference Code: 804 371 7100

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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.