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eNews and Press Releases

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
6/11/2014Annual Charity Golf Tournament
6/11/2014Associate Updates

News Clips

Realty Today , Friday, August 22, 2014
(RECAP: American singles in their late twenties and early thirties believe that buying a home is a huge step towards securing their financial future, a new survey found. The study, conducted by Century 21 Real Estate, found that about 75 percent or three quarters of the respondents said that homeownership was of extreme importance to them. Last year, the Census Bureau said that about 33 million Americans now live alone. Single buyers make up more than a quarter of the total homebuyers market, according to the National Association of Realtors.)
NCSHA, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
(RECAP: On August 25, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released the latest issue of its periodical, Housing Spotlight. This issue, titled The Affordable Rental Housing Gap Persists, summarizes the findings of a report NLIHC recently published on the availability of affordable rental housing for lower-income households and focuses on the gap between the number of households in specific income groups and the number of rental homes that are both affordable and available to them. The report yielded seven key findings.)
HousingWire, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
(RECAP: Four years have now passed since Dodd-Frank was enacted and it's fair to ask if Wall Street Reform has been a success or failure. The general complaints regarding Dodd-Frank can be broken down this way: The legislation is too complex and too inflexible so the result is fewer mortgages and a weaker housing market than might otherwise be the case. If the goal of Dodd-Frank was to decrease regulation and stimulate economic growth, then probably it has failed. But that was not the goal of the legislation; the goal was in fact more regulation to protect the economy from risk — not surprising given the financial crisis in which the law was conceived.)
Multihousing News , Friday, August 01, 2014
(RECAP: Shreveport Ridge, a workforce housing project in Brambleton, is one of the two largest apartment developments in Virginia to be entirely geothermal. The 98-unit multifamily rental community is comprised of four three-story structures. In each building, two-story townhouses are built above one-story flats. All multi-bedroom first-floor units are accessible by individuals with disabilities, in compliance with VHDA’s Universal Design criteria. The rental rates being charged at Shreveport Ridge are 30 to 50 percent lower than market rates.)
The Washington Post , Wednesday, August 27, 2014
(RECAP: Immigrants fared far better than the U.S.-born population when it came to holding onto their homes or buying new ones after the housing market tanked, according to recent studies that parsed U.S. Census data. While overall homeownership rates declined after the housing bust, rates increased among immigrants, challenging the assertion that immigrants were hit disproportionately by the housing crisis. The studies come at a time of deep interest in the housing decisions of immigrants, who are expected to account for more than a third of the overall increase in the number of homeowners during the decade that ends in 2020.)


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