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eNews and Press Releases

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
6/11/2014New Secretary of Commerce and Trade

News Clips

RealEstateRama, Wednesday, May 06, 2015
(RECAP: The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce that two regions in the state have received awards through the Stronger Economies Together (SET) program. Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA) received the Innovation in Regional Development Award and the Northern Neck received an award for the Development of a High Quality Plan. The awards were given in recognition of regions that have effectively implemented an innovation process or strategy to support their region’s economic SET plan.)
Bloomberg, Wednesday, May 06, 2015
(RECAP: The regulator of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae plans to ease annual restrictions on their apartment mortgage business to prevent a lending slowdown, according to two people familiar with the matter. The government-controlled companies, which buy and guarantee mortgages, are on track to reach a $30 billion annual cap in their multifamily business in the third quarter. Without an easing of the restrictions, Fannie and Freddie could have to hold back business in the second half of the year, resulting in higher costs to borrowers and less available multifamily credit. The FHFA intends to tell the companies this week how it will loosen the limits that it had set in January.)
Fairfax Times , Wednesday, May 06, 2015
(RECAP: Next fall, there will be a new, more affordable housing option in the Fairfax Corner area. On Tuesday, Fairfax County officials celebrated the start of construction of the Residences at the Government Center, a 270-unit apartment complex designated as income-restricted “workforce housing.” The project was nine years in the making, slowed by the recession and tight government budgets. The final elements of the public-private partnership came together last summer, when the project was approved for key federal housing tax credits.)
NCSHA, Tuesday, May 05, 2015
(RECAP: On May 1, NCSHA submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on its 2015-2016 Priority Guidance Plan. IRS uses the Priority Guidance Plan to identify and prioritize tax issues to be addressed through regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices, and other types of administrative guidance during the coming year. NCSHA’s comments focused on several issues of importance to the Housing Credit and Housing Bond programs.)
Mortgage News Daily , Tuesday, May 05, 2015
(RECAP: Given how critical first-time homebuyers are to the housing system the Urban Institute says it is important to accurately measure how present they are in the market. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has consistently said that such homebuyers typically represent 40 percent of buyers in a healthy market and has reported the share as remaining below this mark since mid-2010. In a House Policy Research Center brief for the Institute, The Urban Institutes Housing Finance Policy Center Director Laurie Goodman and fellow researchers contend the widely accepted measures of the percentage of first-time buyers such as those provided by NAR "are overbroad and sometimes misleading.")


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