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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. VHDA also prepares plans pursuant to federal regulations that guide our allocation and administration of federal Low-Income 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 our ongoing strategic and program planning, and 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 Housing Policy Framework.


VHDA also works in close partnership with DHCD and other state agencies to develop and carryout 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.  VHDA monitors foreclosure activity on behalf of the administration.  VHDA aslo works closely with the Virginia Housing Commission and Disability Commission to support the development of their legislative housing initiatives.


National Housing Policy Articles

Below is a compendium 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 readers' understanding of the array of national housing policy issues.  

NationalHousingPolicy-October2015.pdfOctober 2015 National Housing Policy Articles10/5/2015
NationalHousingPolicy-September2015.pdfSeptember 2015 National Housing Policy Articles9/28/2015
NationalHousingPolicy-August2015.pdfAugust 2015 National Housing Policy Articles8/31/2015
NationalHousingPolicy-July2015.pdfJuly 2015 National Housing Policy Articles7/27/2015


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