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Project-based Section 8 Workshops and Training

Project-based Section 8 is a federal housing program that provides housing assistance to low-income renters in the form of rental subsidies. As the program’s local administrator, VHDA announces the most current training schedule and a description of each training class.

PDF 2015 Schedule of Training Classes

PDF Description of Training Classes


Training is held at VHDA’s Virginia Housing Center at 4224 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia or at VHDA’s SW Virginia/Wytheville office.

To register for any class, please access our Event Calendar. Many of our training classes involve hands-on exercises that require the use of a calculator.  Please remember to bring a small portable calculator with you to class.

WCMS training - registrants must be an authorized and approved WCMS user to attend a WCMS training class.  Registrants must also bring their WCMS user name and password to class.

  • VHDA must receive the total fee for each class within five (5) business days following registration.  A copy of the registration must accompany the payment.  If fees have not been received by VHDA within five (5) days of the scheduled class, registrant’s name will be removed from the registration list and the person will not be allowed to attend the class. 
  • If a registrant needs to cancel a registration, cancellations must be submitted in writing to at least ten (10) days prior to the date of class. 
  • If a registrant cannot attend and wants to send a substitution, this request may be made at any time prior to the date of the scheduled class by contacting  No substitutions will be allowed on the day of class.
  • Refunds will not be given to no-shows.  If you are eligible to receive a refund, the request must be submitted in writing to and the reason for the refund should be clearly stated. 

VHDA does not accept cash or credit cards for fee payments.  Checks or money orders should be mailed to:

Attention: Michelle Edmonds
601 S. Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Training Resources

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