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eNews and Press Releases

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
6/11/2014New Secretary of Commerce and Trade
6/11/2014Tax Credits Fund New Life for Old Hotel

News Clips

HousingWire , Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(RECAP: Despite the vast amounts of confidential, personal information that our industry collects daily, we haven’t been the victim of a Sony or Target-like attack. At least not yet. But a recent report by the law firm of Foley & Lardner suggests this problem is growing exponentially and our luck may be running out. Three years ago, the report says, there were approximately 93 million records lost in data breaches worldwide. Two years ago, that number jumped to 552 million records and last year the number of records lost due to targeted attacks increased to more than 1 billion.)
HousingWire , Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(RECAP: In light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule coming in affect in August, the CFPB released a new toolkit to guide consumers through the process of shopping for a mortgage and buying a home. The toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to help consumers understand the nature and costs of real estate settlement services, define what affordable means to them and find their best mortgage.)
Richmond Times-Dispatch , Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(RECAP: A multipronged strategy and regional collaboration will be needed to ensure affordable housing for the Richmond area, according to a report released Tuesday to address current and future housing needs for the region. In addition to existing housing affordability challenges, the nine jurisdictions making up the Richmond Regional Planning District will require 100,000 to 132,000 new housing units in the next 20 years to meet housing demands, the report said. The district is made up of Richmond, Ashland and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.)
CD CityBizList , Monday, March 30, 2015
(RECAP: Arlington Mill Residences, owned and developed by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) was named Multi Family New Construction Project of the Year, as part of EarthCraft Virginia’s 6th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, the organization’s yearly awards presentation to recognize Virginia leaders in the adoption of green, sustainable housing. Opened in 2014, Arlington Mill Residences is 100% affordable with 39 apartments renting to households who are very low income and 83 apartments designated for low income residents earning 60% of the Area Median Income (or $64,000 for a family of four).)
Bloomberg, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(RECAP: When a parking space in Manhattan costs $136,000 and only 15 percent of San Francisco's homes are affordable for the middle class, it's easy to worry that another housing bubble is around the corner. The vast majority of American homeowners have little to fear: A new gauge from Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, suggests the national market is in its best shape since 2001 and there's no reason to fear a national downturn, no less a bursting bubble.)

 

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