APA Virginia Chapter


Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Richmond, VA, United States

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In 2016, Housing Virginia conducted its first round of “Overcoming NIMBY” trainings aimed at equipping housing advocates and providers with the tools necessary to counter common opposition to more affordable homes in their communities. This year, Housing Virginia is launching its next round of “Overcoming NIMBY” trainings with all new material and recommendations. Attendees will learn what NIMBY-ism (Not In My Backyard) is, why our current messaging often does more harm than good, and how new groundbreaking social research can help us get to “YES” in our back yard. These trainings are encouraged for anyone who aims to build, provide, or advocate for more homes available to persons at all incomes in their neighborhoods.

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Robert Adams

Confirmed Speaker


Jonathan Knopf

Confirmed Speaker

Jonathan is the Senior Associate for Research and Programs at HDAdvisors, where he provides data collection, analysis, and mapping for affordable housing nonprofits across Virginia. His research areas include inclusionary zoning, community land trusts, rural housing, evictions, and manufactured home communities. Jonathan has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning ... Read More

Erica Sims

Confirmed Speaker

Erica Sims has worked in the non-profit management, affordable housing development and community organizing fields for over 17 years. Her focus has been on social and economic justice through housing and economic development. Ms. Sims has held private sector, nonprofit and government roles and has overseen the development of over ... Read More

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Andrew Hopewell, andrew.hopewell@fauquiercounty.gov