STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Nearly 800 Virginia affordable housing advocates, providers and policymakers are expected to attend an annual conference in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development says the three-day 2014 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference begins Wednesday at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will speak at a housing awards luncheon on Thursday. The conference also will feature sessions on state and federal policy issues and a keynote address by David Stevens, CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.