DHCD offers financial resources, technical assistance, and learning opportunities to help communities reinvest in their places, invigorate local economies, and improve quality in the lives of their residents.

Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement

DHCD supports big-picture approaches in addressing critical community needs.

Downtown Revitalization

DHCD supports and promotes healthy, vibrant and sustaining downtowns and business districts across the commonwealth.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Strong entrepreneurial ecosystems drive strong economies. These resources can help communities strengthen the support network for local businesses.


DHCD supports the development of safe and affordable housing through a variety of programs.


DHCD supports the production of multifamily housing targeted for low-and moderate-income residents of Virginia’s communities through a number of programs.

Housing Rehabilitation

DHCD invests in the rehabilitation of safe and affordable housing units for low- and moderate-income Virginians.


DHCD programs provide transformational investments that repurpose blighted structures, increase access to telecommunications, improve foundational community services, and stimulate private investment.

Water and Sewer

DHCD programs support access to public water and sewer services for low- and moderate-income communities.

Downtown Improvements

DHCD works across the commonwealth to support and promote healthy, vibrant and sustaining downtowns and business districts.


DHCD’s broadband initiatives foster strong, competitive communities by preparing them to build, utilize and capitalize on telecommunications infrastructure.

GO Virginia

GO Virginia is growing and diversifying Virginia’s economy through strategic regional investments by aligning resources, closing skills gaps and positioning the commonwealth to for high wage, high growth industries.

Virginia Resiliency Plan

State and regional stakeholders of the public-private Resilience Partnership are responding to ongoing environmental changes to reinvent Hampton Roads around a shared understanding of how to live with water.

Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation

Local, regional, and state partners in the 19 counties of Southwest Virginia are building the creative economy around heritage music and craft, food, and outdoor recreation.

Appalachian Regional Commission

Virginia’s Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) investments foster economic development and improve the quality of life for the commonwealth’s Appalachian citizens.