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eNews and Press Releases

9/29/2016VHDA Wins Two National Housing Awards
6/13/2016Governor McAuliffe Recognizes Virginia Homeownership Month
5/18/2016Clase de VHDA Para compradores de vivienda de primera vez en español.
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, Monday, October 24, 2016
(RECAP: DHCD posted a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF). DHCD will make available HTF and MRVP vouchers to help finance rental projects with support services for vulnerable populations. The HTF is a newly-authorized federal program to support the development of affordable housing for low-income individuals and households. Working with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), DHCD will make HTF and MRVP available to qualified and experienced sponsors whose projects are highly ready to proceed. Support service funds will be attached to the MRVP vouchers. Projects intended to serve homeless families will have the highest priority during the January 2017 funding competition. Pre-applications are due to DHCD by November 21, 2016.)
Charlottesville Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
(RECAP: Albemarle and Charlottesville planning commissions had the opportunity Tuesday for a joint discussion on a redevelopment project that could help the two communities realize a goal of improving the area’s connections with the Rivanna River. Developer Brian Roy is seeking a rezoning that will allow for an adaptive reuse of the historic Woolen Mills building located within a landlocked section of Albemarle County. The project immediately borders the city of Charlottesville, and a rare joint meeting was held so both planning commissions could hear directly about Roy’s plans to have the area rezoned from light industrial to commercial use. Roy wants to build 100 residential units, or about 22 units per acre. An additional special-use permit would be needed for residential use.)
HousingWire, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
(RECAP: On Tuesday, RE/MAX announced it is launching Motto Mortgage, a mortgage brokerage franchise that the company plans to take nationwide. “Motto Mortgage will open mortgage franchises throughout the U.S. increasing competition in the industry, resulting in more choice and a better experience for consumers,” the company said. “Its loan originators will work with real estate offices so that agents can help homebuyers obtain the mortgage loans that best fit their individual needs.” RE/MAX claims that by placing Motto Mortgage franchises within RE/MAX offices, it creates a true “one-stop shop” for homebuyers. RE/MAX notes that Motto Mortgage loan originators “will not be bound” to the loan products of any specific lenders and will have “access to quality loan options from various sources.”), Tuesday, October 25, 2016
(RECAP: When a family with children seeks emergency shelter, there are a number of interventions to address their homelessness. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the results of an exhaustive study to identify the most efficient and cost-effective ways to house and serve these families. After tracking more than 2,200 families over a three-year period, HUD found that a long-term subsidy, typically a Housing Choice Voucher, led to far better outcomes for reducing family homelessness and improving family well-being.)
RealEstateRama, Monday, October 24, 2016
(RECAP: The Virginia residential real estate market continued year-over-year and long term improvement according to the Third Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. Both the total number of sales and the value of transactions rose from the same period last year, to 32,949 units and $10.821 billion, respectively. Volume – the sum of all transactions for July, August, and September of 2016 – was 5.8 percent higher than the same period last year, and 17.6 percent higher than the third quarter of 2014.)


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