The Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide network of housing advocates spearheaded by the Virginia Housing Alliance and the Virginia Poverty Law Center working to elevate housing issues for the 2017 elections, revealed the results of a statewide public opinion survey on housing and energy efficiency issues conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University
CHACE (Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement), a statewide campaign to raise awareness during Virginia’s 2017 election season of housing as the platform for family stability and economic vitality, launched today in coordination with the Housing Week of Action, a nationwide effort sponsored by Our Homes, Our Voices
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, wrote to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, asking what steps the federal government has taken to ensure that federal IT and contractor systems have installed critical security updates to defend against the WannaCry ransomware that has attacked and disabled hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries since Friday.
The city of Harrisonburg will be hosting a presentation and discussion for members of the community to review the city’s urban tree canopy management initiatives.
On Tuesday April 25, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with the Elizabeth River Project to discuss the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and other federal programs designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental literacy
The Arlington County Board today adopted a $1.25 billion balanced General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that includes a one-and-a-half-cent increase in the real estate tax rate for Calendar Year 2017.
On Monday, April 17, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with representatives of Housing Authorities in Hampton Roads to discuss funding cuts for federal housing programs proposed in President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposed. Following the meeting, Congressman Scott will tour Marshall Courts, a 349 unit Public Housing Complex. The complex is currently undergoing a multi-phased comprehensive renovation that is subject to massive cuts under President Trump’s proposed budget.
The Virginia residential real estate market eclipsed prior year performance and approached nearly $38 billion in sales, according to the Fourth Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia REALTORS® association. Key measures, including the total number of sales, value of all transactions, and median sales price, rose from their 2015 benchmarks.
According to the November 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), residential real estate sales surged for the month, contributing considerably to an already strong year-end. Year-to-date measures markedly outpaced prior years. Through the end of November 2016, volume (the sum of all transactions) exceeded $34.816 billion, a gain of 7.9 percent from last year’s total of $32.271 billion, and more than 20 percent higher than through the end of November 2014 ($28.688 billion)
The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) hosted its annual Cereal Drive to benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and other food pantries throughout the area. 2016 proved a record-breaking year with FAAR members collecting 14,248 boxes of cereal.