Jim Chandler, Director of VHDA's Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, and Mike Hawkins, VHDA's Director of Community Housing, were recently honored with Housing Leadership awards from the Virginia Housing Coalition.
Chandler received his award based on his 35 years with VHDA and his outstanding performance in managing Virginia's LIHTC program for the past 14 years. In addition to his “love for brick,” he was also recognized for his dedicated efforts that have significantly increased participation in Virginia's EarthCraft™ green building certification program.
Hawkins' award, in the category of Local or State Official, honors his decades of service at both the local and state level. This includes his work as Community Development Director for the redevelopment and housing authorities in the cities of Newport News and Chesapeake, past president of the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (VAHCDO) and Director of Community Housing at VHDA.