November 21, 2014

On Dec. 9th, Learn How YOU Can Overcome NIMBYism!

How can YOU overcome NIMBYism when developing or planning affordable housing? What about when undertaking non-residential community development? When do you need to start planning? Are there stakeholders in your community who can help? On December 9, join VHDA and Housing Virginia at the Virginia Housing Center for the answers and ideas that you need to move affordable housing development forward in your community.


NIMBY, "Not In My Back Yard", is a pervasive challenge for many affordable housing and community development endeavors. Housing Virginia will walk you through the process of overcoming NIMBYism with this innovative training. This workshop combines presentations and interactive exercises that will provide tools for overcoming opposition and building support for affordable housing.

Workshop topics include:
  • Understanding the causes of NIMBY
  • Using data to make your case
  • Building trust and communicating effectively
  • Finding supporters and using them strategically
  • Case studies from seasoned practitioners

Who should attend:
Developers, housing providers, planning staff, planning commissioners, program administrators, lenders, funders and elected officials.

This $95 session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lunch. Space is limited, so register today!
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