DHCD Events


Weatherization Assistance Program Public Hearing

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a Public Hearing to receive comments from interested persons regarding an amendment to the 2014 State Plan for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Program provides energy conservation measures in the homes of low-income persons. The amendment makes changes to the subgrantee network of weatherization providers.  

The Public Hearing will be held on August 1, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room 12 South on the 12th floor, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia. This hearing is held in accordance with 10 CFR 440.14(a) and 10 CFR 440.15

The following counties and cities are affected by the amendment: Amelia; Cumberland; Prince Edward and Buckingham to be served by Project:HOMES; Nottoway and Lunenburg to be served by Telamon Corporation; Hampton, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Franklin City and Suffolk to be served by Williamsburg James City County Community Action Agency; Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockingham, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro to be served by Community Housing Partners. All other localities will be served by the existing providers.

Persons who wish to submit written comments should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to Nancy Palmer, Weatherization Assistance Program, DHCD, 600 East Main St, Suite 300, Richmond VA 23219 by Aug. 1, 2014.


2014 DHCD Grant Management and Housing Rehabilitation Workshop

We invite you to join us for the 2014 Grant Management and Housing Rehabilitation Workshop. The workshop is broken into two components, so attend one or both in one location. Topics will include case studies, best practices, policy changes, trending, financial compliance, housing inspections, procurement, Centralized Application and Management System (CAMS) updates and much more.
This CDBG Grant Management training is required for persons responsible for implementation of a CDBG project. The Housing Rehabilitation training is required for persons responsible for the implementation of the the Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation Program (IPR) and/or a CDBG project with housing rehabilitation activities. IPR partners and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grantees are also invited to attend.
Who should attend:
The Grant Management training: grant managers, finance managers, local government officials, planning directors, public housing authority partners and key grant facilitation staff.
The Housing Rehabilitation training: grant managers, rehabilitation specialists and nonprofit housing construction partners (i.e. Habitat).
Registration Fee:
$150 Grant Management Training Only ($175 after Aug. 11)
$250 Housing Rehabilitation Training Only ($275 after Aug. 11)
$350 Both Trainings ($375 after Aug. 11)

Tuesday, August 19
Grant Management Training
Noon                             Registration
1 p.m.                           Welcome
1:30-5 p.m.                   Training Sessions
Lunch and dinner are on your own. Explore Lynchburg!
Wednesday, August 20  
7:30 a.m.                       Breakfast
9 a.m.-noon                   Training
Noon                              Buffet Lunch
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.            Training Sessions
5-7 p.m.                         Onsite Networking Reception (Open to all workshop attendees)
Dinner on your own
Thursday, August 21
Housing Rehabilitation Training
7:30 a.m.                       Breakfast
9 a.m.                            Welcome/Keynote Address
9:30 a.m.-noon             Training Sessions
Noon                             Buffet Lunch
1-5 p.m.                        Training Sessions
6 p.m.                           Offsite Networking Event
Friday, August 22
7:30 a.m.                      Breakfast
9 a.m.-noon                 Training Sessions
Noon                            Awards Luncheon
1-2:30 p.m.                  Training Sessions
2:30 p.m.                     Adjourn
Hotel Registration
Holiday Inn Lynchburg
601 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Room Rate:
$85 per room (plus tax) per night for single or double occupancy plus tax.We have reserved a special block of rooms until Aug. 11. Free parking is available on the premises.
To book your hotel reservation at the special rate, call (434) 528-2500 or 1-800-HOLIDAY and use the conference code "VPH."


2014 CDBG How-to-Apply Workshops

The Department of Housing and Community Development will conduct two how-to-apply workshops for Community Improvement Grants under the CDBG program on Wednesday, Jan. 22  in Richmond and on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in Abingdon. These workshops will review project options, funding availability, proposal formatting, submission requirements and the proposal evaluation methodology. Please register by Jan. 17, 2014.

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


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