Alert:
  • DHCD has created a COVID-19 quick reference guide for Virginia's homeless shelters. Click here to access the document.
     
  • Public Hearing regarding the USBC, SFPC, IBSR and VADR scheduled for Monday, March 16 is canceled and has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11.
     
  • The GO Virginia Board meeting scheduled for March 17 will be postponed and rescheduled. DHCD will be working with board leadership on a potential alternate date prior to the June 23 meeting.
     
  • The Energy Sub-workgroup meeting on March 31 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. is now available on Adobe Connect. To join the meeting on March 31. Click here to access the meeting.
     
  • All Enterprise Zone grant applications are due on April 1. DHCD will not require original signatures of the applicant and on supplemental forms. Notary still required where applicable. There is now a Temporary Waiver of Regulations Regarding Enterprise Zone Grant Program submission requirements. Click here to read the entire memorandum.
     
  • DHCD and Arlington County will be hosting a webinar, Virginia Building Department (A-Z), on April 1 and April 9 from 2:3-4 p.m. Shahriar Amiri, Arlington County's building official, will present on their transition process, procedures and information on processes and applications, as well as helpful resources during this time of social distancing. To join the April 1 session, click here. To join the April 9 session, click here.
  • DHCD will now be hosting the FY2021 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) Input Session remotely using Adobe Connect on April 14 and April 23. To register, click here.
     
  • The ASNH Spring 2020 application deadline has been extended to April 15. 
     
  • Due to the COVID-19 limitations, the spring Rev Ups will now be a free, two-part webinar series airing on April 22 and 29, 11 a.m.-noon. Check out details and registration.
     
  • The CDBG Competitive application deadline has been extended to April 24.
     
  • At this time, DHCD has not canceled the May 5 Environmental Review training date scheduled in Richmond. 
     
  • All Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) courses are canceled and/or postponed through April 30. If you are currently registered for one of the following courses, you will receive a cancellation notice via email. WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY RE-REGISTER YOU FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE. You will then have the option to change or cancel that registration if the new dates do not work for your schedule.The following classes are canceled and/or postponed:
    • Core - March 17-19
    • CE - Building Science and Residential Energy Code Enforcement - March 18
    • VA Existing Building Code - March 24-26
    • Plans Review - Commercial - March 24-26
    • CE - Building Science and Residential Energy Code Enforcement - April 2
    • Amusement Device Inspection – April 6-9
    • Permit Technician - April 7-8
    • Elevator Inspection - April 7-9
    • CE - Manufactured Housing Installation - April 14
    • Core - April 28-30
       
  • The Virginia Weatherization Interchange and VACAP Conference originally scheduled for June has been postponed. An alternate date has not been announced.
     
  • DHCD has created a page dedicated to FAQs, resources and updates for local Building Departments. Click here to access the information.
     
  • As Main Street communities and localities continue to face difficulties during the ever-developing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be compiling resources that are shared and updating this page regularly. Check out the Virginia Main Street blog to see the most updated resources for our small businesses and communities.
     
  • The Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Input Sessions that were originally being held in-person will now be held as webinars using the Adobe Connect platform. If you have previously registered, you do not need to register again. If you have not registered, please register at https://dmz1.dhcd.virginia.gov/dhcdevents/registration.aspx?EID=374. The meeting link will be sent out to registrants the week of the scheduled session. 
     
  • For additional information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia COVID-19 update websiteVirginia Department of Health, or CDC.