DHCD Events


2017 ARC Input Session

Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission Program

You are invited to participate in the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) 2017 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) program focus group. The ARC focus group is an opportunity to share and discuss project ideas and for DHCD to obtain feedback and recommendations on the Virginia ARC program's strategic direction and priorities for the upcoming year. Your input is important and a key element in the development of the 2017 Virginia ARC Annual State Strategy.

Thursday, July 21 , 2016
2 p.m.

Wytheville Meeting Center
Evensham Ballroom
333 Community Boulevard
Wytheville, Virginia

While there is no fee to attend, please be sure to
register by Monday, July 19, so we may provide adequate meeting space. 

VMS Downtown Intersections


The Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
Staunton, Virginia

Save the date and mark your calendars to attend Downtown Intersections, presented by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development's Virginia Main Street Program, in partnership with Staunton Downtown Development Association. This two-day event promises a packed schedule full of field and classroom sessions spanning topics geared toward strengthening your downtown revitalization efforts and helping you create the ideal downtown destination marketplace.





Mark your calendar and register now for the 2016 Best Practices for Grant Management Workshop that will be held on November 15-16 in Roanoke, Virginia. The two day workshop will include all the information you will need to manage and execute your project grant.  New and exciting this year, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Governor's Housing Conference; the largest housing and community development event in Virginia. Be on the lookout for additional details regarding lodging and the workshop schedule.


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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 .