Virginia State Government and Public Real Estate News

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) recently introduced the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, H.R. 2929, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma). This legislation would amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) considers private property ownership rights when issuing a license or enforcement action over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.
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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project
The House Judiciary Committee recently learned that the Obama Administration has begun to implement its Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), which replaces the successful Secure Communities program and allows significant numbers of criminal aliens to remain in the United States. PEP is part of the unilateral changes to the U.S. immigration system announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a group of senators in sending a letter to federal housing, finance, and consumer protection regulators calling for an investigation into potential violations of the Fair Housing Act by banks and lenders neglecting the maintenance of foreclosed homes based on the racial makeup of communities where the properties are located.
Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of a 100-day challenge to kick off the Commonwealth’s Housing and Supportive Services (HSS) initiative to increase integrated, independent housing options for people with an intellectual or developmental disability in the Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and Richmond regions.
The City's Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a public information meeting on the King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Safety project on Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street.
The City of Alexandria has launched a new online Real Estate Taxpayer Receipt to help real estate taxpayers better understand what percentage of revenue funds each programmatic area of City spending. “This new online tool provides one more way for taxpayers and all Alexandria stakeholders to learn about how City government raises and spends money to help meet community needs,” said City Manager Mark B. Jinks.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation to reduce the number of underutilized federal properties, a move that could save taxpayers $9 billion over the next 10 years. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are also original cosponsors of the Civilian Property Realignment Act (CPRA).
American Realty Advisors, an institutional real estate investment manager with nearly $7 billion in assets under management, has acquired a 100 percent-leased Class A industrial portfolio totaling 453,883 square feet in Virginia
Arlington County Adopts Innovative Tools to Increase Affordable Housing on Columbia Pike
  • Shaping Pike residential development for next 30 years
  • Expected to add 9,500 new homes
  • Helping reach goal of preserving affordability
  • Culmination of years-long planning effort

ARLINGTON, Va. – November 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Arlington County Board today adopted several new Planning and Zoning tools that could add 9,500 new homes along Columbia Pike over the next 30 years, and will help the County reach the Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan goal of preserving the affordability of approximately 6,200 market rate affordable homes. more »

 
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