About Virginia Housing Alliance

Tracing its roots to the 1980’s, VHA has a strong track record of advocating for the expansion of housing opportunities, educating the public about housing challenges in Virginia, and helping to build the organizational capacity of housing nonprofits across the state. Working with our members and national partners, VHA’s team develops forward-looking solutions to address housing affordability and end homelessness.    

VHA's Focus Areas


Advocacy through developing and promoting a legislative and policy agenda that addresses State and Federal housing and homelessness issues.


Education through Conferences, Learning Collaboratives, and the implementation of a new Virginia HELP (Housing Education Learning Partnership).

Capacity Building

Capacity building through VHA’s AmeriCorp Vista program, we sustainably build the organizational capacity of housing nonprofits across the state.


As a recognized tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Virginia Housing Alliance works to be transparent in its financial operations by making information publicly available.

Become a member

There are many benefits of membership at the individual and organizational levels with the Virginia Housing Alliance, including:

  • priority and discounted registration for all VHA conferences and events;

  • opportunities to serve on VHA committees and planning teams for events;

  • networking at member-only events;

  • eligibility for capacity-building support through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, facilitated by VHA;

  • opportunities to actively shape the legislative agenda for VHA during the Virginia General Assembly session, and during VHA’s state and federal lobbying days.