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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

RealEstateRama, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
(RECAP: In an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), members of the Senate Banking Committee, today offered a component of the Jumpstart GSE Reform Act as an amendment to S.Con.Res.11, the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The amendment would prohibit the sale of Treasury-owned senior preferred shares in government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without congressional approval.)
USA Today , Wednesday, March 25, 2015
(RECAP: When it comes to buying a home, many Millennials are in the dark about closing costs, a key figure when calculating the prices they'll ultimately pay. That's according to a national survey released Wednesday that found roughly 2/3 of potential home buyers between the ages of 18 and 34 don't know they'll have to pay that final bundle of fees before they close the deal. The poll of roughly 1,000 adults, taken between Dec. 11 and 14, also found that it's not just Millennials who lack such knowledge. Among all prospective home buyers, regardless of age, 34% said they are "not very'' or "not at all'' aware of closing costs.)
RealEstateRama, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
(RECAP: The public will have multiple opportunities in the coming months to weigh-in on a draft Affordable Housing Master Plan and Implementation Framework through a series of meetings, events and on-line engagement, the Arlington County Board agreed during a recent work session. The Board reviewed the drafts, which outline affordable housing goals, objectives, policies and tools to meet the community’s shifting needs, in a March 23 work session with the County Manager and the Affordable Housing Study Working Group.)
CNN, Wednesday, March 25, 2015
(RECAP: Do consumers and investors need to be worried about another housing bubble? Hopefully, the answer is no. But the question can't be ignored.)
Mortgage Professional America , Tuesday, March 24, 2015
(RECAP: A new credit model could potentially add another $272 million in annual revenues for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also increase the amount of mortgages made to Hispanic and African-American households. As part of its 2015 scorecard, the FHFA, which regulates Fannie and Freddie, has directed the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to “Assess the feasibility of alternate credit score models and credit history in loan-decision models, including the operational and system implications.”)


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