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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

Falls Church Patch , Thursday, July 02, 2015
(RECAP: Broad & Washington LLC, a venture of Arlington-based Insight Property Group and Reston-based Kiddar Metz, filed an application this week with Falls Church City for the redevelopment of their 3-acre downtown Falls Church property. Broad & Washington notes that it sets a new high-water mark for commercial footage in Falls Church mixed-use projects, featuring over 100,000 square feet of commercial space to include a grocery anchor, restaurants with outdoor dining, neighborhood-serving retail stores, 36,000 square feet of commercial office space, and 324 apartments which will appeal to young professionals, millennials and empty nesters.)
The Free Lance-Star , Monday, July 06, 2015
(RECAP: A major question before Stafford County supervisors Tuesday will be where they want to house half of the projected growth during the next two decades. The topic will come up at a public hearing, allowing residents to weigh in as well. Six areas known as targeted growth areas are proposed to accommodate 50 percent of the estimated growth during the next 20 years. In total, the areas incorporate 15,880 houses and 10.5 million square feet of commercial space. More than 89,000 people are expected to move to Stafford in the next 20 years. The six dense, mixed-use areas will replace the seven urban development areas supervisors adopted in 2010 to comply with a state requirement to carve out such areas for anticipated growth.)
The National Law Review, Thursday, July 02, 2015
(RECAP: On June 25, the US Supreme Court upheld a decision that the Fair Housing Act ("Act") includes disparate impact claims. In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the Supreme Court extended the scope of claims under the Fair Housing Act to consider more than discriminatory intent. By allowing disparate impact claims to be made, a plaintiff can demonstrate a violation of the Act by establishing discriminatory effects of a policy rather than proving that a policy is motivated by discriminatory intent.)
Inside NOVA, Thursday, July 02, 2015
(RECAP: When it comes to the proposed Affordable Housing Master Plan, I foresee the Trolley Folly all over again. The draft housing plan results from the deliberations of mostly advocate-citizens whose views going in matched those of the County Board majority. The plan does not address the long-term maintenance/staff costs of proposal. There is a growing buzz of rejectionist comments, as well as doubt and opposition from budget people in the Civic Federation. There is the staggering expense of the policies being advocated, which will further crowd our schools, pools, roads and parks.)
Richmond Times-Dispatch , Thursday, July 02, 2015
(RECAP: Virginia Community Development Corp., the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit tax credit fund manager, has closed on a fund valued at $54 million, its most successful fund to date in terms of dollars and number of investors. Money from the fund will be used to help redevelop about 10 properties for low- to moderate-income residents across Virginia and at least one in West Virginia. The William Byrd Apartments is an 11-story former hotel built in the 1920s. It was converted into apartments for seniors in the mid-1990s. Virginia Community Development will invest about $2 million into the $5 million project. Financing for the renovation is a multi-layered deal with other sources, including the city’s affordable-housing trust fund, a state grant and a loan from VHDA.)


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