DHCD Events


Virginia Enterprise Zone How-to-Qualify Workshops 2016

Registration Link: https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/dhcdevents/registration.aspx?EID=182

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, 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 11, 2016
2-5 p.m.
Main Street Centre
12th Floor South Conference Room
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

January 12, 2016
9 a.m.-noon
Tidewater Community College
Building A, Forum Room
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

January 14, 2016
2-5 p.m.
Roanoke Municipal Building
Basement, EOC Room
215 Church Avenue SW
Roanoke 24011

January 19, 2016
2-5 p.m.
SWVA Higher Education Center   
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 11111



Virginia Main Street Regional Rev Up: Cooking up success with work plans and budgets

November 16, 2015
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Does your work plan offer less of a road map and more of a turkey call? Does your organization’s budget gobble up resources?  Join DHCD as they present this great workshop.  Some Main Street organizations struggle annually with the process of developing the plans that drive your program toward its goals. The November edition of Regional Rev Up is focused on the work plan and budget development your organization must have as it creates a lively and economically vibrant downtown.  Rev Up will send directors, board members and volunteers home with a cornucopia of practical and relevant topics for a high-performance Virginia Main Street program.
Registration is free.  Lunch will cost $12 and includes your beverage.  Lunch is cash only and is payable upon arrival at the event.
Three Regional Rev Ups will be conducted around the commonwealth at the following locations:
Northern Region
Railroad Depot
122 Main Street
Orange, Virginia
Led by Kathy LaPlante, National Main Street Center
Southwestern Region
Believe in Bristol Office
36 Moore Street
Bristol, Virginia
Led by Joy Rumley, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Southern Region
Train Station
414 Washington Street
Altavista, Virginia
Led by Tory McGowan, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Registration closes November 10, so register now at https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/DHCDEvents/registration.aspx?EID=184.



Virginia Main Street 2016 designation applications now being accepted

Virginia Main Street is currently accepting applications for new designations in the Virginia Main Street organization. In addition to becoming part of the internationally-renowned National Main Street Center, a designated Virginia Main Street Community receives an array of intensive assistance designed to advance its local revitalization efforts. Customized design assistance, access to state and national specialists, training on key downtown issues, and ongoing marketing and promotions support are among the range of services provided to Virginia Main Street communities.

Applications are due on Nov. 2, 2015.
All applications must be submitted in CAMS.



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
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