INTRODUCTION: Competition Announcement – Blueprint for the Future: A Home for Everyone

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce a competition to design a home that meets affordability, sustainability and accessibility criteria.

The Mission of DHCD is to make Virginia’s communities safe, affordable, and prosperous places in which to live, work and to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income residents and to maximize collaborative efforts and use innovative ways to partner and collaborate in achieving the mission.

DHCD sees this competition as an innovative way to promote that mission. Partners with DHCD in this effort are the City of Norfolk, Easy Living Virginia, Home Builders Association of Virginia, Viridiant, Virginia Building Code Officials Association, and the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association.

We anticipate holding a groundbreaking event at next year’s conference to honor the winning house design. The competition is open to all Virginians, including full-time students enrolled in a Virginia high school or institution of higher learning. Entrants may be students, amateurs or professionals, licensed or unlicensed, individuals or teams. The winner’s creative design will be announced and displayed at next years’ Governor’s Housing Conference, with the ground breaking

The competition is open to:

  • Residents or businesses in Virginia
  • Full-time students enrolled in a Virginia high school or institution of higher learning
  • Amateurs or professionals
  • Licensed or unlicensed
  • Individuals or teams.

Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference LLC
600 East Main Street, Suite 300 • Richmond, Virginia 23219
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