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Policy, Planning and Research

VHDA Planning

VHDA engages in ongoing strategic planning to guide the authority's program activities and ensure the fulfillment of our public mission. We also prepare plans, in accordance with federal regulations, that guide our allocation and administration of federal Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).


Analysis of Housing Issues and Needs

VHDA conducts ongoing analysis of housing issues and needs in support of our ongoing strategic and program planning, and of our collaborative involvement with state housing planning and policymaking activities.

State Housing Policy

VHDA, along with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), assists in the development and implementation of the executive branch's State Housing Policy Efforts.


We also work in close partnership with DHCD and other state agencies to develop and carry out plans, policies and initiatives that involve interagency collaboration. DHCD prepares Virginia's Consolidated Plan, which governs the use of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) subsidies administered by DHCD. VHDA and DHCD partner with state health and human service agencies to develop and carry out plans for providing community housing and supportive services for people with disabilities, seniors and people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.   We also work closely with the Virginia Housing Commission and Virginia Disability Commission to support the development of their legislative housing initiatives.



National Housing Policy Articles

Below is a compliation of national housing policy articles intended to keep readers informed of current developments on the national housing policy scene. They do not necessarily represent the views of VHDA leadership or its Board of Commissioners, but instead are provided to assist with the reader's understanding of the range of national housing policy issues.  


NationalHousingPolicy-April2016.pdfApril 2016 National Housing Policy Articles4/25/2016
NationaHousingPolicy-March2016.pdfMarch 2016 National Housing Policy Articles3/28/2016
NationalHousingPolicy-February2016.pdfFebruary 2016 National Housing Policy Articles3/1/2016


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