Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Launches New Mobilizing Main Street Program Cohort

Olde Town Covington is one of the ten participating organizations to focus on community revitalization, organizational development and capacity building.

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is launching its first Mobilizing Main Street Program cohort-based program with the first 10 participating organizations representing the localities of Big Stone Gap, Buena Vista, Clarksville, Colonial Beach, Covington, Galax, Martinsville, Hilton Village in Newport News, Petersburg and Phoebus in Hampton. This two-year program will provide the framework for targeted organizational development support to Exploring Main Street (EMS) communities interested in pursuing Advancing Virginia Main Street (VMS) designation and Main Street America accredited status. 

“The Virginia Main Street program has been transforming communities for over 35 years, and it continues to be critical to economic development, small business growth and job creation across the Commonwealth,” said DHCD Director Bryan Horn. “This new program will foster local and ongoing community development efforts while offering targeted support to participating organizations to ensure their future success in the Virginia Main Street program.”

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