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eNews and Press Releases

9/18/2015VHDA Offers Mortgage Credit Certificate Program to Help First-Time Homebuyers
8/17/2015A Good Summer for Housing – VHDA eNews
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

News Clips

NCSHA, Thursday, October 01, 2015
(RECAP: Late yesterday, HUD’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a second Audit Report finding that a lender violated Federal Housing Administration (FHA) policy by originating FHA-insured loans that included down payment assistance grants from a government entity that the OIG says utilized “premium pricing” to pay for the grants. The report focuses on loans originated by loanDepot, LLC, a California-based mortgage lender, which included down payment assistance from a program administered by the Golden State Finance Authority (Golden State).)
HousingWire , Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(RECAP: Affordable housing advocates led by Sen. Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Capuano, D-Mass., took to the streets Wednesday to protest what they call the “sell-off of mortgages to Wall Street speculators,” which they say disproportionately has a negative impact on blacks and Hispanics. They rallied in front of the FHFA to protest REO investment and non-performing loan sales, to demand principal reduction, and to denounce Wall Street and the whole of federal housing policy on distressed borrowers and foreclosures. “Neighborhood stabilization is an important priority that we all share and FHFA welcomes all perspectives on the issue. Director Watt is meeting with local elected officials and housing advocates. We are not at odds; a constructive dialogue is welcomed,” a spokesperson for FHFA said.)
Bristol Herald Courier , Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(RECAP: The city of Bristol, Virginia, will receive $228,418 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that seven Virginia localities and organizations will receive nearly $7 million in grants. The funding will help local governments fight housing discrimination, improve economic conditions and increase access to affordable housing. The cities of Chesapeake, Lynchburg, Hampton, Henrico County, Waynesboro and Richmond's Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia will also receive grant funding.)
RealEstateRama, Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(RECAP: HUD announced today that it is awarding more than $38 million under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to over 100 groups across the nation to fight housing discrimination. Among the award recipients is Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc., (HOME) which received $325,000. HOME will use its grant to: uncover allegations of housing discrimination, especially among vulnerable populations; conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations into allegations, including systemic investigations designed to examine the incidence of extensive discrimination; and execute robust enforcement of state and federal fair housing laws when evidence of discrimination is established.)
The Free Lance-Star , Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(RECAP: The questions posed and comments made by Spotsylvania County residents at a recent public hearing on yet another new housing development reflect an increased understanding and awareness of the impact of residential growth. On the table now is Alexander’s Crossing, a 2,607-home project off Massaponax Church Road, proposed by the Walton Group. It would be the largest subdivision, in terms of housing units, ever approved in Spotsylvania, and it’s not far from the recently approved Jackson Village, which promises 2,270 units, including apartments, townhouses and condos.)


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