This document lists the Completed Activities for the Housing Policy Recommendations as well as provides a status update of 2011 Priorities. It also includes 2011 Interim Actions and a Status Update for 2012 Priorities.
I am pleased to submit for your review an interim report of the Virginia Housing Policy Framework
Initiative. Since our first meetings in June, the Virginia Housing Policy Work Group and Advisory
Committee have spent extensive time reviewing the significant housing issues impacting Virginians.
Additionally, the Homeless Outcomes Advisory Committee and the Virginia Foreclosure Task Force
members have contributed greatly in their areas of expertise.
As the Chair of the Homeless
Outcomes Advisory Committee,
I am honored to present this plan
to improve the effectiveness and
efficiency of state resources in
the Commonwealth of Virginia to
prevent and reduce homelessness.
In May of 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell signed
Executive Order 10 for a Housing Policy Framework
that called for a focus on addressing the needs of
homeless Virginians, and housing and services for
those with very low incomes. As part of this effort,
the Governor charged our Committee with the
following task: to develop a plan to leverage state
resources more effectively; maximize the effectiveness
of State services and resources for individuals and
families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness;
and realize efficiencies through enhanced coordination
and shared resources among State agencies.
On July 30, 2010, the first combined meeting of the Housing Policy Work Group and Advisory Committee was held at the VCU Student Commons. Members self-selected into one of four breakout sessions to discuss key issues for moving forward with the development of the Housing Policy framework. Included in this document is a summary of the comments received during each session.
Governor McDonnell's Housing Policy Advisory Committee Moves Forward in Developing Statewide Housing Policy Framework
The Performance Management Group (PMG) at VCU is helping to facilitate the creation of a statewide housing policy. As input to that process, PMG solicited and analyzed public comments on critical housing issues and potential solutions in the Commonwealth. The ideas and opinions expressed in this document reflect the public comments received and the analysis performed by PMG. Nothing in this document should be viewed as the official endorsement or position of the Governor’s Housing Policy Advisory Committee or any other state agency or state government representative.
In 2006, the Virginia Housing Commission, under the leadership of Delegate Terrie Suit, undertook a broad review of state housing policy. As part of the Commission's work, a set of "guiding principles" was developed that represented broad consensus among housing stakeholders on the ends to which policies should be directed. These guiding principles are being used by Governor McDonnell's housing policy initiative to provide vision and guidance in the development of an administrative state housing policy framework.
NVAHA Releases "Charting A Way Forward"; Washington Post Article Highlights Report's Findings
Entire report - Charting a Way Forward: Preserving Market Rate Affordable Housing in Northern Virginia's Inner Suburbs
Housing Affordability Index Sourcebook