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9/29/2016VHDA Wins Two National Housing Awards
6/13/2016Governor McAuliffe Recognizes Virginia Homeownership Month
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5/18/2016VHDA Homeownership Education Class Offered in Spanish
4/18/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Hampton Roads in May
4/18/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Northern Virginia in May
4/18/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Central Virginia in May
1/15/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Northern Virginia in February
1/14/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Hampton Roads in February
1/13/2016Free VHDA Homeownership Classes Set For Central Virginia in February

News Clips

RealEstateRama, Wednesday, December 07, 2016
(RECAP: HUD today unveiled the Community Assessment Reporting Tool (CART) – an innovative reference and mapping tool created to help answer the question, “How is HUD investing in my community?” CART provides a snapshot of HUD investments across a community, cutting the time it takes to generate this information from several business days to minutes. CART uses geospatial technology to show the wide variety of HUD investments by city, state, county, metropolitan area, or congressional district. It also provides an interactive mapping interface that allows users to explore HUD investments within their community and see property- and grant-level detail at a variety of geographies.)
Loudoun Times-Mirror, Monday, December 05, 2016
(RECAP: As the county delves into its land use plan and vision around the future Silver Line Metro stations, Loudoun supervisors have made it clear: Residential development should be restricted around Dulles International Airport. After discussing a series of 11 key “decision points,” supervisors at a special business meeting Nov. 29 sent their draft Silver Line comprehensive plan amendment, or CPAM, to the Planning Commission for review. The draft plan outlines a number of policies, including deciding how homes should be designed around the areas closest to Metro stations and whether residential should be allowed east of Loudoun County Parkway near the future Loudoun Gateway Metro station and Dulles Airport -- an area the board spoke about extensively. Allowing more residential near the airport -- an area considered the county’s largest economic driver -- has been an issue supervisors have grappled with for months.)
Novogradac, Tuesday, December 06, 2016
(RECAP: Reports indicate that President-elect Donald Trump and House Republicans plan to aggressively pursue tax reform in early 2017. It’s too soon to say what the tax reform might mean for specific tax provisions, such as the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), new markets tax credit (NMTC), historic preservation tax credit (HTC) and renewable energy tax credits. But, it’s important to note that even if these tax credits are left intact, Congress and the president could consider a number of other changes that would have significant implications for the future of investment affordable rental housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy.)
The New York Times , Friday, December 02, 2016
(RECAP: Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee to run the Treasury Department, electrified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders on Wednesday when he signaled that the mortgage finance giants would finally be allowed to get out from under Washington’s thumb. As a former head of the mortgage-backed securities desk at Goldman Sachs, Mnuchin well understands the mechanics of this enormous market. He also recognizes the significant role a well-capitalized Fannie and Freddie could play in ensuring that borrowers have access to mortgage money in good economies as well as bad. A first step in ensuring Fannie and Freddie are safe would be to let them rebuild their capital. Since the government began taking all their profits in 2012, it has directed the companies to operate on a small and shrinking sliver of capital. Under the current arrangement, the companies will have zero capital at the end of 2018.)
The Roanoke Times, Monday, December 05, 2016
(RECAP: The Roanoke County Planning Commission voted against a proposal Monday to allow a mixed-use development next door to William Byrd High School. The recommendation, which will be weighed by the board of supervisors at its Dec. 20 meeting, was a victory for homeowners who have opposed the approximately 23,700-square-foot project. The project, referred to as Emerald Creek in applications filed with the county, would bring a three-story building to 2602 Washington Ave., with office space on the first floor and apartments above. The development would be capped at 18 apartments. On a 4-1 vote, the planning commission voted to advise the board of supervisors to reject the project application as currently presented. Some commissioners expressed hope that Dorra would refine his proposal. In an interview, he said he would seriously consider the feedback but was unsure if substantial steps could be taken before the supervisors’ meeting in two weeks.)


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