VA Governor McAuliffe Announces Release of Study Addressing the Impact of Housing on Virginia’s Economy

Report provides independent analysis designed to build on the Commonwealth’s momentum in addressing housing challenges

On November 17, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the release of a new independent study focused on Virginia’s housing sector and the links between housing and other key policy areas. Based on independent analytic findings, the report found that the Commonwealth has a shortage of housing that is affordable to a substantial share of households, and Virginia needs to produce significant levels of new affordable housing to accommodate anticipated workforce growth.

The complete report, commissioned by the Housing Policy Advisory Council, was written by academic experts from George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and the College of William and Mary.

The summary report and nine additional reports are available online at

More information about the Housing Policy Advisory Council is available at

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