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News Clips, Thursday, April 27, 2017
(RECAP: Homeowners can now refinance their mortgages to pay off student loan debt, according to new guidelines issued by Fannie Mae, the largest backer of mortgage credit in the country. And new policies will help more borrowers with student debt qualify for a home loan.)
WVTF Public Radio, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
(RECAP: Community Housing Partners, which built the Summit at Hopewell in exchange for tax credits, says it’s investigated those claims and found most to be false. But the Legal Aid Justice Center pressed ahead, filing a number of complaints with federal agencies. HUD is now investigating, and its findings could prove important to about 13,000 people who rent from Community Housing Partners in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Florida.)
The Hill, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
(RECAP: Ben Carson,President Trump’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), said in a new interview that his forthcoming agenda will promote partnerships between the public and private sectors. "The biggest tools are the partnerships — public, private, nonprofit and faith community partnerships — which allow us to leverage those federal dollars," Carson told The Associated Press in an interview published Wednesday.)
The Daily Progress, Tuesday, April 25, 2017
(RECAP: At its largest meeting of the year, an interfaith coalition of 27 congregations known as IMPACT sought a commitment from Albemarle County officials to create a plan for more affordable housing for county residents over the age of 65. Gathered in the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School on Tuesday, an estimated 1,000 people — Christians, Muslims and Jews — were in attendance at the annual Nehemiah Action Assembly.)
CityLab, Friday, April 21, 2017
(RECAP: HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program tries to save public housing units by transferring them to the private sector. It’s earned bipartisan support, but some housing advocates worry about accountability.)
Rappahannock Record, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
(RECAP: The Irvington Town Council last week approved a new comprehensive plan, which includes a planned unit development (PUD) ordinance. “A PUD doesn’t separate the community from others,” said Gary Hooper. “What it provides is affordable housing because it’s mixed housing.”)
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
(RECAP: After two decades of declining visitation, a Williamsburg motel is one step closer to a new lease on life, while also filling a need for affordable housing in the community. The Williamsburg Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to recommend City Council approve a proposed renovation of the Quarterpath Inn into affordable housing.)
Charlottesville Tomorrow, Monday, April 17, 2017
(RECAP: The Charlottesville City Council has committed nearly a quarter-million dollars toward helping the Thomas Jefferson Community Land Trust meet its goal of creating more affordable homes in one of Virginia’s hottest real estate markets.)
Fairfax County Times, Friday, April 14, 2017
(RECAP: The money raised to support Cornerstones’ work will go toward supporting Cornerstones’ current 103 units of affordable housing, the Embry Rucker Community Shelter for the homeless and its Laurel Learning Center.)
The Huffington Post, Thursday, April 13, 2017
(RECAP: When more than 1,600 women veterans from every era and every branch of service were recently asked about periods of unstable housing or homelessness of a week or more after military service, fully one-half answered that they had spent at least a week or more at risk for — or actually — homeless.)
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