News & Announcements

HUD Report: Building Even Better Homes

On June 4th, 2019 professor Andrew McCoy discussed the role of the federal government in promoting innovation for the housing industry before congressional aides on the Mall in Washington DC.  The session signaled the release of a recent report for the Office of Secretary Ben Carson that details ways to promote innovation and that was part of the forming of the new "Office of Innovation" appropriated by Congress.  The report can be downloaded here: 

The Housing Policy Advisory Council Report

In October 2014, Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Order (EO) 32, “Advancing Virginia’s Housing Policy,” to “identify and implement actions to enable quality, affordable housing, which will strengthen families and communities and foster economic growth.” The Housing Policy Advisory Council (HPAC) was thus established under the leadership of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to help guide the development and implementation of Virginia’s housing policy.

VCHR Wins the ARES 2014 Best Paper for Sustainable Real Estate

Members of the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) collaborated on a recent submission to the 2014 American Real Estate Society’s Conference in San Diego California.  Their paper titled “Complementarity: Evidence From US Home Builders’Green Technology Use 2000-2010″ won the conference’s best paper prize for the topic of Sustainable Real Estate which is sponsored by the NAIOP Research Foundation