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eNews and Press Releases

1/8/2015VHDA Receives VCEE Community Partnership Award
11/26/2014Top Producing Mortgage Loan Officers Recognized by VHDA
8/13/2014Clase de VHDA para la Educación al Comprador de Casa en Español
6/11/2014Letter from Executive Director
6/11/2014Board of Commissioners Update
6/11/2014New Secretary of Commerce and Trade
6/11/2014Tax Credits Fund New Life for Old Hotel
6/11/2014HUD Guidelines Have Changed
6/11/2014Reaching Out to Hispanic Homebuyers
6/11/2014NOVA Housing Expo

News Clips

JDSupra Business Advisor , Wednesday, January 28, 2015
(RECAP: Today, HUD hosted a focus group of nearly a dozen key stakeholders to gain insights about the RAD process. Discussion questions explored issues extending from the application process through to post-closing implementation of the RAD conversion. With the cap on the maximum number of units permitted to go through the RAD conversion process raised to 185,000, HUD is now faced with the significant task of ensuring the initial procedures for processing and closing RAD deals can be streamlined and implemented in an efficient manner that imposes consistency across transactions.)
The Wall Street Journal , Wednesday, January 28, 2015
(RECAP: Fed officials have reaffirmed their assurance they are likely to remain patient in considering the timing of the first interest rate increase since 2006. That, according to Yellen, means no lifting rates from zero for at least another two policy meetings. Fed-funds futures, used by investors and traders to place bets on central-bank policy, show that investors and traders see a 18% likelihood of a rate increase at the June Fed policy meeting, according to data from CME. It was unchanged compared with odds before the Fed statement. The odds were 26% a month ago.)
The News & Advance , Sunday, January 25, 2105
(RECAP: An effort to form a unified vision for community development action in Lynchburg needs public input. The Community Development Advisory Committee, appointed by Lynchburg City Council and tasked with helping administer the Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs, will meet Feb. 3 at the Miller Center to accept public comments on proposed goals for the 2015-2020 plan for the city. Proposed housing goals include increasing the number of owner-occupied units, rehabilitating substandard housing units, supporting initiatives to increase permanent affordable rental and housing ownership opportunities and promoting programs that assist individuals with retaining their homes.)
NCSHA, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
(RECAP: Mel Watt, the director of the FHFA, appeared before a House Financial Services Committee hearing yesterday. During the hearing, Republican and Democratic Committee members engaged Director Watt and each other over recent FHFA actions to increase Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s support for affordable housing. The hearing largely focused on FHFA’s recent decisions to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee single-family mortgages with lower down payments and to direct both firms to begin making contributions to the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund.)
The News & Advance , Thursday, January 22, 2015
(RECAP: The new owners of the Phelps Road school in Madison Heights failed to pass one hurdle on the road to transform the crumbling structure into affordable housing. Last week, the Amherst County Planning Commission declined to conditionally rezone the 2.8 acres at 123 Phelps Road from public lands to multi-family residential after hearing multiple neighbors express concerns about the project.)

 

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