Advisory Committee Member Profile
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Deputy Director of Community Development
Areas of Expertise
* Problem-solving collaboratively with a diverse range of entities and demographics covering a wide range of community and regional-level issues
Jay Grant serves as Deputy Director of Community Development at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Jay leads a team charged with carrying out various housing, community, and economic development programs and initiatives. He firmly believes in a holistic approach to residential, commercial, and industrial revitalization with emphasis on the importance of local efforts and collaboration to arrive at solutions unique to the respective community needs. Fostering positive customer experiences with federal, state, and local partners, business partners, and ultimately with community members at large is at the core of Jay’s approach to helping realize transformative results.
Jay holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and a Master’s of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.