DHCD Events


Virginia Enterprise Zones: Grant Year 2013 "How-to-Qualify" Workshops

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold four regional Virginia Enterprise Zone "how-to-qualify" workshops on the dates specified below. These workshops will provide in-depth information on qualifying for Grant Year 2013 Real Property Investment Grants and Job Creation Grants. The workshops are free and open to the public. Business firms, property owners, and CPAs located within the boundaries of Virginia Enterprise Zones are encouraged to attend.

Abingdon: December 4th
SWVA Higher Education Center

Martinsville: December 5th
West Piedmont Business Development Center
Richmond: December 10th
Main Street Center
Norfolk: December 11th
City of Norfolk Dept. of Finance  


2013 Housing Rehabilitation Workshop Presentations


Virginia Main Street Essentials: Design and economic restructuring for historic downtowns

Sept. 11-12, 2013
The Culpeper Center

137 South Main Street
Culpeper, Virginia

So, your community is known for a festival or two, and the historic commercial district is showing signs of life? It is time to take the next step. Design and economic restructuring strategies cannot only improve the appearance and vibrancy of your downtown, but they can attract additional capital investment, create jobs and spark new businesses.

Make the most of your unique historic buildings, and define the role your organization plays in attracting and developing entrepreneurs and private investment to your historic commercial district. Join downtown volunteers and professionals from across Virginia to hear from architectural design experts from Frazier Associates and the National Trust Main Street Center’s economic restructuring specialist Todd Barman as they present real steps your community can take today. 

The workshop is open to board and committee volunteers, staff, local government, downtown business owners, property owners, residents and other stakeholders from designated Virginia Main Street communities, VMS Commercial District Affiliates and other communities that want to learn more about Main Street strategies for downtown economic revitalization.

Hosted by Virginia Main Street and Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (2012 Great American Main Street Award winner)

For more information and registration, visit >>> URL.


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