DHCD Events


2017 BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE DESIGN COMPETITION at the Governor's Housing Conference

MAY 26, 2017: Phase I Submission Deadline
JUNE 15, 2017: Phase I Winner Announcement/Invitation to Phase II
AUGUST 18, 2017: Phase II Submission Deadline
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017: Phase II Winner Announcement

For more information please click on the link below.



Vibrant Community Initiative "How to Apply" Webinar

Wednesday November 29, 2017

You are invited to join us for the 2017-18 Vibrant Community Initiative (VCI) "How to Apply" Webinar. The VCI affords a community the opportunity for transformational projects to occur with significant long-term community development impact. DHCD will provide a basic overview of VCI resources, project eligibility and updates to the program.

Pre-Application Due:
January 31, 2018
Full Application Due: 
May 2018


2018 CDBG How-to-Apply Workshops

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development will conduct two How-to-Apply Workshops for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  

December 12, 2017
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

December 18, 2017
Main Street Centre
12th Floor South Conference Room
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219


These workshops will review project options, funding availability, proposal formatting, submission requirements and the proposal evaluation methodology. Please register by December 8, 2017. 

Visit the CDBG website for more information about this program.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael D. Allen at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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