Explore the innovations that are transforming affordable housing.

HousingX is HousingForward Virginia’s premier learning event, co-hosted with the Virginia Center for Housing Research. In 2019, our first HousingX “un-conference” saw over 300 participants and over 20 speakers and presenters, plus an innovative Experience Lab demonstrating the latest advances in the field. This year, we aim to go beyond that. Get your tickets today and join us May 24th and 25th at the Newport News Marriott at City Center.

At HousingX 2022, attendees will experience…

2 Days

Plenty of time to see everything HousingX has to offer.

4 Workshops

Bringing people together and encouraging collaboration across different sectors and experiences.

5 Expert Speakers

A more focused experience highlighting innovation in the fields of design, construction, finance, justice, and more.

Experience Lab

Sponsored by Ecovative Applied Building Science

An interactive and educational exhibit hall showcasing the future of housing, featuring curated experiences that are integral to HousingX, like software demonstrations.

20×20 Presentations

Presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to tell the story of their innovation.

Continuing Education Credits

American Institute of Architects - Virginia
American Planning Association - Virginia Chapter

Several HousingX sessions are being submitted for accreditation by AIA Virginia and APA Virginia. Upon approval, credit hours will be updated in each session’s description. For questions regarding accreditation or other continuing education credits, please contact housingx@housingforwardva.org.

Get Your Tickets Today

Across the nation, innovative designers, thoughtful developers, and tireless advocates are transforming the way we do housing. HousingX is bringing you an experience that you don’t want to miss. From 3D printing, to transit-oriented communities, to planning regulations, we’re bringing you the nation’s most innovative housing experts to Newport News!


Co-Hosts and In-kind Sponsors

Virginia Center for Housing Research
AIA Virginia
APA Virginia

Presenting Sponsor

Virginia Housing

Title Sponsor

Dominion Energy

Champion Sponsors

Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation



Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health

Foundation Builders

Better Housing Coalition
Breeden Construction
Community Housing Partners
Home Builders Association of Virginia
LISC Virginia
LISC Hampton Roads
Newport News Economic Development Authority
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Governor's Housing Conference
Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust


Atlantic Union Bank
D3G: Dominion Due Diligence Group
Richmond Association of Realtors
Virginia Community Capital
Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association

Community Partners

Arlington Partnership for Afforable Housing
Gray Ryan Companies
Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Saunders + Crouse Architects
Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials

Virginia Housing Community Partners

Arlington Partnership for Afforable Housing
The Franklin Johnston Group
Harkins Builders
Habitat for Humanity Virginia
Klein Hornig LLP, Counselors at Law
The Lawson Companies
Mark-Dana Corporation
UrbanCore Construction


Wesley Housing

Reception Sponsor


Keynote Sponsor

Virginia Realtors

Experience Lab Sponsor

Ecovative Applied Building Science

Student Scholarship Sponsor

City of Richmond
Housing and Community Development

Become a HousingX Sponsor

Easily increase your visibility to 250 housing professionals, national speakers and industry stakeholders by sponsoring HousingX’s upcoming 2022 un-conference. Sponsorships start at just $250.

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