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Strategic Housing Officer - Economic Development

Glen Allen, VA, USA Req #119
Thursday, January 30, 2020

We’re looking for amazing people! Join VHDA as a member of the Strategic Housing Team. This position plays a key role in VHDA’s project development, community lending and Community Outreach relationship building initiatives to promote housing development and economic revitalization across the Commonwealth. This position will lead efforts to build and strengthen partnerships with economic development entities and local governments, increasing the awareness of housing as a foundation for economic competitiveness and developing strategies to finance housing and mixed-use development. 

Responsibilities will include:

Project Implementation  

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of projects and initiatives critical to VHDA’s economic development initiatives, including efforts which support state and federal programs such as GO Virginia and Opportunity Zones.

  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders and partners to implement strategies for affordable housing development, with an emphasis of furthering economic development through availability of a robust housing inventory.



  • Develop and maintain a relationship with economic development entities, local governments and other public entities to support economic development through housing and mixed-use development.

  • Form partnerships to further linkages of housing and economic development and increase awareness of housing as a foundation for economic competitiveness.

  • Attend conferences, seminars, and events as a participant, representing VHDA as a sponsor.


Strategic Housing

  • Develop strategies to quantify and illustrate the economic impact of housing.

  • Serves as catalyst, bringing diverse groups together to address difficult unmet housing needs.

  • Works to promote affordable housing awareness through education, local government and community interaction.


Qualified candidates must possess 6+ years’ experience in affordable housing, economic/community development, finance and affordable housing issues with direct experience in state or local economic development, preferred. Experience in project management, policy analysis, and intergovernmental activities is highly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, finance, business administration or similar area or equivalent professional/technical certification or demonstrated work experience, preferred. Travel (50-75%) required with some overnight stays. Must possess and maintain a current driver’s license as a requirement of the position. 

VHDA is one of the nation’s premier housing finance organizations. Our mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing, which we accomplish through our public-private partnerships.

We are focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy and diverse workforce. We offer educational opportunities to help your advancement through classroom and online programs. We offer on-site free parking.
This position will be located at VHDA's Glen Allen, VA office. 

Applications and resumes are accepted online only at:

This position will remain open until filled.

Hiring Range: $68,568 - $89,138    

Background and credit checks will be performed as a condition of employment. 



Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $68,568.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $89,138.00
  • Glen Allen, VA, USA