On September 4, 2019, Manoj Dalaya, FAIA along with other six experts from different fields, public and private sectors alike, participated in the day-long discussion regarding innovative development proposals in the VHDA’s review. The deliberations of the Innovation Committee resulted in recommendations to Virginia Housing Development Authority’s Board which they believe will help VHDA to continue making a positive impact on the diverse affordable housing needs across the entire state. Virginia is the only state in the country to date which pilots the Innovation Program and gathers around the table engaged members who share VHDA commitment to helping Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.