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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

MarketWatch , Monday, August 03, 2015
(RECAP: The trend for stronger demand for mortgage loans continued in the second quarter, a Federal Reserve senior loan officer survey released Monday showed, suggesting financial strains on households are easing. About 44% of banks reported moderately stronger demand for mortgages, compared with only 5% reporting weaker demand, according to the survey of 71 domestic and 23 branches of foreign banks operating in the U.S.)
HousingWire , Monday, August 03, 2015
(RECAP: Black Knight Financial Services analyzed U.S. mortgage holders’ levels of non-mortgage-related debt and found those levels are at their highest in over 10 years. Non-mortgage debt among U.S. mortgage holders bears close watching due to its potential impact on both the lending and housing industries. The student loan debt of U.S. mortgage holders is also at all-time high: 15% of mortgage holders are carrying student loan debt, with average balances of nearly $35,000. FHA’s market share of post-crisis mortgages with student loan debt is nearly twice that of those without, suggesting that borrowers with student loan debt may be willing to trade higher payments in the form of mortgage insurance premiums for reduced down payments.)
Centre View , Wednesday, July 29, 2015
(RECAP: As the area office market continues to stall, more and more land-use applications are proposing to replace planned office uses with residential communities. One of the latest proposals is at the Trinity Centre, off Route 29, in Centreville. Representing JLB Partners, attorney Mark Looney presented details of the plan during the June 16 meeting of the West Fairfax County Citizens Assn. (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. “Our rezoning application goes before the [Fairfax County] Planning Commission on Sept. 16,” he said. “So we’ll probably return here [to the WFCCA] in September.” JLB would replace the two office buildings (within what’s called Land Unit J) with a residential project of 355 apartments.)
NRDC Switchboard, Thursday, July 30, 2015
(RECAP: Energy efficiency program leaders at Virginia's largest utility, Dominion Power, just took a step forward by making a $57 million investment in low-income home improvements. Dominion has reached out to groups including members of the newly formed Multifamily Energy Efficiency Coalition, which is led by the Virginia Housing Coalition and which includes a variety of housing, energy and environmental organizations including NRDC. That means they've had easy access to growing evidence of untapped potential to save energy, especially in affordable multifamily homes.)
Martinsville Bulletin , Thursday, July 30, 2015
(RECAP: The redeveloped former Henry Hotel is comparable to an iceberg in terms of what people can see, according to Martinsville City Manager Leon Towarnicki. The visible part of an iceberg is just a small part of it, Towarnicki said during Wednesday’s grand opening of the building, now known as The Henry. Most of the iceberg is below the water line and cannot be seen. "It’s the same as this project," he said. "What you see today is the finished product, the part that’s visible above the water line. What you don’t see … is all of what had to happen to get to this point." Waukeshaw Development Inc. has spent about $3.2 million to turn the four-story building in uptown Martinsville into 25 apartments and four commercial units.)

 

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