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eNews and Press Releases

5/12/2015VHDA Launches New Programs – Spring 2015 eNews
4/9/2015VHDA Tax Credit Director Receives
3/20/2015Virginia Housing Policy Advisory Council Holds First Meeting
2/25/2015Southside Community Development and Housing Corp. y La Autoridad de Desarrollo de Vivienda de Virginia (VHDA) le están trayendo una clase en español para la Educación al Comprador de Casa por primera vez
1/8/2015VHDA Receives VCEE Community Partnership Award
12/9/2014Holiday Greetings, Online Resources & News
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

News Clips

The MReport , Wednesday, July 01, 2015
(RECAP: Many borrowers are unaware of their homebuying power and are underestimating their mortgage eligibility, according to a recent study by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, a unit of Genworth Financial, Inc. The results showed that 66 percent of the 113 lending executives surveyed feel that many borrowers who are eligible for mortgages do not feel that they can realistically purchase a home.)
The Roanoke Times , Tuesday, June 30, 2015
(RECAP: County supervisors have wanted for years to sell the old Blacksburg Middle School site and use the proceeds and associated tax revenues to help pay for recent school construction or a lengthy list of needed school repairs and renovations. The town controls the zoning of the property, and the town council must approve the rezoning needed for anything other than certain residential development there. The split between owning and zoning have led to a lengthy standoff between the two government bodies, with county officials accusing their town counterparts of dragging their feet and town officials saying that they are holding out for a mixed-use development that will boost downtown’s residential and commercial mix.)
Potomac Local , Tuesday, June 30, 2015
(RECAP: Housing can be expensive. And for those that are economically challenged, the cost of housing in the Northern Virginia region can be a major hurdle that impacts their lives. According to a Prince William rental market comparison, a one bedroom apartment runs $961, a two bedroom runs $1582 and a three bedroom runs $1,801 per month. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that the average wage for individuals in Prince William is $832 per week – $3328 per month. This is lower than the national average according to the BLS, which is $1027 per week – $4108 per month.)
Chesterfield Observer, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
(RECAP: When the county’s comprehensive plan was laboriously hammered out a couple of years ago, it ultimately received unanimous approval from the Planning Commission. But in two recent cases, members signaled that they may not follow all of the plan’s recommendations if circumstances, including public opposition, suggest taking a different course. The commission, on a split vote, gave its approval last week to a zoning application by a local company to open an industrial operation on a parcel off Jefferson Davis Highway that the comprehensive plan recommends for residential development.)
HousingWire , Monday, June 29, 2015
(RECAP: Mortgage originations are booming, increasing nearly 75% from last year, according to data from the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Total mortgage origination balances hit $466 billion in the first quarter, a 74.4% increase from the same time a year ago. Majority of the growth is attributed to first mortgages, which grew 79.9% versus the first quarter of 2014 to $430 billion.)

 

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