The Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) is the official housing research and information center for the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an interdisciplinary college research center in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
VCHR provides services to localities, the state, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses.
VCHR’s mission is to serve as an interdisciplinary research and information source on housing. In carrying out its mission, VCHR works closely with state agencies, municipalities, businesses and non-profit organizations to provide research-based information and technical assistance.
VCHR provides publically available, easily accessible housing and affordability data. VCHR has published numerous reports on topics such as housing markets and affordability; preservation of federally-assisted, low-income housing; regulatory impacts on affordable housing; public-private housing partnerships; and diffusion of innovative housing technologies in residential construction. VCHR’s recent research on sustainability and building technology is recognized nationally.
VCHR’s vision is to create and leverage cutting-edge research to improve the affordability, sustainability, and quality of housing. Further, the VCHR is committed to implementing a research agenda that will address and find solutions to the most critical housing needs of Virginia and the nation.
In addition, VCHR offers research-based information and technical assistance to government agencies, municipalities, businesses and non-profit organizations.