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eNews and Press Releases

1/8/2015VHDA Receives VCEE Community Partnership Award
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
6/11/2014HUD Guidelines Have Changed
6/11/2014Reaching Out to Hispanic Homebuyers
6/11/2014NOVA Housing Expo

News Clips

Star Exponent , Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(RECAP: A nonprofit developer of affordable housing is proposing to build a 38-unit apartment complex off of Sperryville Pike, and is seeking low income housing tax credits from the state - and the town of Culpeper's support - to do so, claiming the area is blighted. Town staff disagrees, however, saying the specific neighborhood is not dilapidated while also expressing concerns about substandard streets in the area not being able to handle an anticipated major increase in traffic from the extra houses.)
Mortgage Professional America , Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(RECAP: The recent announcement of the declining profits at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is reviving previous efforts made by policymakers pushing Congress to move quickly on advancing housing finance reform. Fannie’s fourth quarter earnings fell by 66% from $6.5 billion in Q4 2013 to $1.3 billion in Q4 2014. Freddie reported a profit of $227 million in the fourth quarter compared to $8.6 billion a year ago and said it would send the government $900 million.)
The Washington Post , Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(RECAP: Arlington County Board members unanimously approved two new developments along Columbia Pike late Tuesday and early Wednesday, allowing the sale of a historic African-American enclave and lending a nonprofit developer $19 million for a new 229-unit affordable housing project. The first decision was greeted with joy by residents, who have long wanted to sell the 44 low-rise townhouses. But the second decision came only after four hours of discussion, in which advocates of affordable housing and residents of an adjacent condominium argued over whether the proposed Columbia Hills project was appropriate for the site.)
Fairfax Times , Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(RECAP: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve the redevelopment of a 24-acre area surrounding the iconic Washington Plaza, including the county-owned Crescent Apartments. Crescent is currently a county-run affordable housing complex. As part of its agreement with the county, Lake Anne Development Partners will provide 185 replacement affordable apartments and designate 20 percent of the other units as affordable and workforce housing, restricted to people with a range of income levels.)
The News Virginian , Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(RECAP: The housing picture showed robust growth in both single-family and multi-family construction in Augusta County in 2014. Augusta County supervisors learned Monday that single-family housing increased 14.2 percent over 2013 with permits issued for 168 units. And the average value of those units increased more than $15,000 to $191,195 in 2014. Building Official G.W. Wiseman said multi-family housing such as apartments and townhouses increased from 206 in 2013 to 250 in 2014. The per unit value decreased $80,466, more than $48,000 less than in 2013.)

 

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