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2017

October 4, 2017
State and Federal Mandates Database Now Online

October 4, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $240,000 in Community Business Launch Program Funding

September 15, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.8 Million in Community Development Block Grants

September 13, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.35 Million in Urgent Need Funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program

September 11, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $245,600 Local Innovation Grant for the Town of South Hill

August 30, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $196,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding

August 28, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $233,995 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies Grants

July 24, 2017 
Virginia Main Street Award Winners Announced

June 15, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2 Million in Rural Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Awards

June 12, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.25 Million in Vibrant Community Initiative Funding

June 12, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Recommends More Than $2.7 million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

May 31, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $95,000 in Virginia Main Street Grants

May 4, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.4 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing Loans

April 24, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds 

March 29, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $945,000 in Virginia Telecommunication Grants

March 7, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces $200,000 Community Development Block Grant Award for the Town of Big Stone Gap

February 6, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $4 Million in Community Development Block Grants

2016

September 8, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Technology Award Winners

September 2, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $9.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants 

September 2, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Releases Virginia’s Housing Industry Economic Impact Study

September 1, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $1.97 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

September 1, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Southwest Virginia Community College Receives POWER Grant 

August 29, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s First Community Solar Project 

August 4, 2016
Virginia Tourism Corporation Announces Virginia's Artisan Industry Topped $572 Million in Economic Impact 

July 21, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competitions across Virginia 

July 21, 2016
First Lady McAuliffe and Secretary Haymore Announce Virginia’s Eighth Oyster Region: Tangier/Middle Bay Region 

July 20, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces 10.5 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia 

July 13, 2016
Virginia Main Street Award Winners Announced

July 5, 2016
Commission on Local Government to hold public hearings on annexation study

June 22, 2016
Governor McAuliffe announces $5 million in Vibrant Community Initiative funding for Montgomery County and City of Richmond 

June 7, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Accelerate Apprenticeship Program

May 13, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Two Business Winners of the Pop Up Marion Community Business Launch Program 

May 11, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces $699,500 in Community Development Block Grants for Town of Coeburn and Wise County 

May 9, 2016
Virginia to Receive More Than $3.1 Million from Federal Housing Trust Fund 

May 1, 2016
Building Safety Month Proclamation 

May 1, 2016
Business Appreciation Month Proclamation 

April 18, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $3.3 Million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants 

March 28, 2016
Virginia State Agencies Partner with USDA Rural Development on Innovative Housing Pilot Program

March 28, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities

March 9, 2016
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development launches new online building and fire code change process system

February 29, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $1.9 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds 

February 23, 2016
Governor McAuliffe announces $71,000 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies funding

February 16, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces $150,000 in Virginia Main Street Grants

February 5, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $1.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants

January 21, 2016
Virginia to receive more than $120.5 million from National Disaster Resilience Competition

January 19, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces more than $6.9 million in Housing Trust Funds

January 8, 2016
Governor McAuliffe announces $196,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding

2015

December 17, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces $420,000 for Virginia Community Business Launch grants

November 19, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of the 2015 Virginia Housing Awards

November 13, 2015
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Director Bill Shelton receives Excellence in Virginia Government Award

November 11, 2015
Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

October 30, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces $500,000 in Telecommunication Planning Grants

October 30, 2015
2015 Weatherization Day Proclamation

October 27, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces $300,000 Community Development Block Grant for Albemarle County

October 26, 2015
Governor Announces Southwest Virginia receives Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Implementation Grant

October 19, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Enterprise Zone Designations

October 7, 2015
Preservation Virginia Releases Economic Impact Study of Virginia Main Street Program

September 21, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $971 Million in Travel Expenditures for Southwest Virginia

September 8, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of First-ever Virginia Velocity Business Plan Competition

August 18, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.2 Million in Community Development Block Grants

July 8, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Moving Forward in Natural Disaster Resilience Competition

June 30, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces 14 winners of first-ever Community Business Launch

June 19, 2015
Governor kicks off 100-day challenge to improve housing for individuals with disabilities

June 12, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Launch of Virginia Business Plan Competition

May 8, 2015
May is recognized as Virginia Building Safety Month

May 5, 2015
Two Virginia Regional Projects Receive Stronger Economies Together Awards

May 1, 2015
Virginia Building Safety Month

May 1, 2015
Virginia Business Appreciation Month Proclamation

April 6, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces more than $2.1 million in Appalachain Regional Commission grants

March 20, 2015
Virginia Housing Policy Advisory Council holds first meeting

March 19, 2015
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards

March 17, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces $226,000 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies funding

March 9, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces more than $2 million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

March 2, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces development of Resiliency Plan for coastal communities

February 25, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces more than $3 million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

February 13, 2015
Governor McAuliffe announces $200,000 Local Innovation Grant for Nelson County

January 14, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces $200,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding

2014

December 22, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces more than $700,000 in Community Development Block Grants for Charles City And Wise Counties

December 18, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Enterprise Zone Designations

December 5, 2014
Governor McAuliffe unveils the Virginia Community Business Launch

November 10, 2014
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces more than $129,000 in Virginia Main Street grants

November 5, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces $300,000 Local Innovation Grant

October 30, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Strengthening Virginia’s Housing Policy

October 30, 2014
2014 Weatherization Day Proclamation

September 29, 2014
Energy Efficiency Program Available to Many Across Virginia

September 24, 2014
Virginia Moves to End Veteran Homelessness by the End of 2015

September 4, 2014
Governor McAuliffe announces recipients of 2014 Governor's Public Service Awards

August 19, 2014
Governor McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Oyster Trail

August 2, 2014
Governor McAuliffe announces grand opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

August 1, 2014
Neighborhood Stabilization Program recycles more than $25 million in program income

June 26, 2014
Governor McAuliffe announces more than $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funding

June 9, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Signs Agreement to Help End Veteran Homelessness

June 5, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Decrease in Homelessness

June 1, 2014
Business Appreciation Month Proclamation

May 30, 2014
Governor McAuliffe announces June as Business Appreciation Month

May 20, 2014
Harrisonburg recognized as the 2014 Great American Main Street

May 6, 2014
Building Safety Month Proclamation

March 19, 2014
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards

March 19, 2014
Multi-agency Effort Brings New Home to Wounded Veteran

March 12, 2014
Disabled Veteran receiving home in Suffolk

January 15, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Two Appointments to ABC Board and Reappointment of 17 Agency Heads

2013

December 12, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Additional $4.1 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

December 11, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Awarding of $200,000 for the Building Collabortive Communities Program

December 10, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces more than $2 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund Grants

December 6, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces $2.2 Million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

December 6, 2013
Governor McDonnell to Propose New Funding to Help Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Homelessness in Virginia

November 21, 2013
2013 Virginia Housing Awards winners announced

October 17, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Four Virginia Enterprise Zone Designations

September 20, 2013
Southwest Virginia region announces tourism milestone of $927 million for 2012

September 19, 2013
‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network receives 2013 Dominion ArtStars Rising Star Award at 2013 Creative Economy Conference

September 13, 2013
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announces more than $920,000 in Virginia Housing Trust Fund grants

September 9, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces 2013 Governor's Technology Award Winners

August 19, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces $405,000 in Community Development Block Grant Urgent Needs Funding

August 1, 2013
Multi-agency Effort Brings New Home to Wounded Veteran

July 26, 2013
Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development Elects Chairman and Vice Chairman

June 24, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces 16 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia

June 21, 2013
McDonnell Announces More Than $6.8 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

June 7, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Designation of Two New Virginia Main Street Communities

April 2, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces $1 Million in Permanent Supportive Housing Grants

March 22, 2013
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards

February 4, 2013

2012

December 19, 2012
 
Decmeber 19, 2012
 
 
August 15, 2012
 

June 19, 2012
Governor McDonnell Announces More Than $6.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

June 7, 2012
Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation to Reduce Mandates on Local Governments

May 15, 2012
DHCD receives 2012 RichTech Technology Innovation Developer Award

March 19, 2012
Governor McDonnell announces $2.16 million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

February 7, 2012
Governor McDonnell Announces an Additional $3.15 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

2011

December 28, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces $2.8 Million in Industrial Revitalization Fund Grants

November 17, 2011
New Public – Private Partnership Aims to Reduce Homelessness for Virginia’s Children

October 18, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant Urgent Needs Funding

October 3, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces Awarding of $280,000 for the Building Collaborative Communities Program

September 22, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces Governor's Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review

September 22, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces $1.4 Million in Community Development Block Grant Urgent Needs Funding for Pulaski

August 15, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities

July 27, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces $3 million Program to Revitalize Derelict Commercial and Industrial Structures

June 28, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces Nearly $9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Funding

April 19, 2011
Governor McDonnell announces $220,000 in economic development Community Development Block Grant funds for Franklin County

February 01, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces Two New Virginia Enterprise Zone Designations

2010

June 1, 2010
Through VIDA, family realizes dream of homeownership

May 11, 2010
Virginia’s NSP Turning Foreclosed Homes into Homeowner Opportunities

April 28, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces Administration Effort to Reduce Homelessness and Expand Affordable Housing in Commonwealth

March 29, 2010
Virginia Main Street celebrates “25 Years of Entrepreneurship and Investment on Virginia’s Historic Main Streets”

March 22, 2010
Visit 25 Treasures of Main Street

February 19, 2010
DHCD announces free community capacity building workshops for community-based and nonprofit organizations

February 17, 2010
Deadline approaching to file for Virginia’s Livable Homes Tax Credit

February 4, 2010
Got your tax refund? Pay yourself first with VIDA

January 6, 2010
Governor Kaine Announces More than $4 Million in Community Block Grants for Five Localities