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RICHMOND, VA - June 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. McDonnell recently announced during an event at St. Joseph's Villa that rates of homelessness in Virginia have decreased 16 percent overall from 2010 to 2013. This includes a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period and an 18 percent decrease in veterans experiencing homelessness between 2012 and 2013. These reductions are a significant accomplishment and exceed the goal of reducing homelessness by 15 percent set forth in the Governor's Housing Policy.
RICHMOND - June 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth has declined 16 percent from 2010 to 2013 with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period. Of special note is the decrease in homeless veterans, where between 2012 and 2013 there was an 18 percent reduction in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness. The new numbers originate from annual point in time data collected by local Continuum of Care groups across Virginia in January each year and compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
County Approves $1 Million Private/Public Partnership to House Most Vulnerable Homeless Arlingtonians
ARLINGTON, Va. - June 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County Board today unanimously approved funding for a $1 million private/public partnership to house our most vulnerable homeless Arlingtonians.
ARLINGTON, VA - March 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The County Board today unanimously approved a Use Permit to allow a dormitory to be part of the new Homeless Services Center in the Courthouse neighborhood. The Use Permit allows the Center to include an overnight shelter, consisting of 50 permanent beds, five medical respite beds, and an additional 25 beds during winter. The Center also will offer comprehensive services aimed at getting clients into permanent housing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today sent a letter to the heads of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging them to take action to improve consumer credit reporting. Recent CFPB and FTC reports found that 20 percent of consumers could identify at least one error in a credit report issued by one of the three major credit reporting agencies and that more than five percent of consumers found significant errors. These mistakes could force consumers to pay more for insurance and loans, and could impact their access to security clearance
ARLINGTON, VA - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The number of people served in Arlington homeless shelters rose 6% in 2012, but the average length of time a person stayed in shelter decreased 28%. The biggest improvement was in housing homeless families, where the average length of stay fell from 5.4 months to 3 months
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Given the potential for severe road conditions late this afternoon and early evening because of the forecast snow, City Manager Mary Bunting said all evening activities for the city will be canceled, including those provided by all libraries and recreation centers.
RICHMOND, VA - January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Virginia experienced a 7.2 percent decrease in homelessness from 2010 to 2012 according to data collected by communities. The number of persons in families with children experiencing homelessness declined by nearly 11 percent and the number of individuals experiencing homelessness declined by nearly 5 percent. However, the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness - individuals living with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and chronic health conditions - increased slightly by 1 percent.
– Chronic Homelessness Rate Drops 36 Percent – RICHMOND - November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor McDonnell announced today the state is making...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (both D-W.Va.), Tuesday announced that federal funding has been awarded to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters in West Virginia.