Housing & Development

Housing & Development

September County Board Meeting Agenda Preview

The Arlington County Board will act on dozens of items at its September Regular County Board Meeting, Saturday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 27. Visit the County website for procedures for speaking at a Board Meeting. County Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live on Comcast 25 and Verizon 40 and webstreamed on ATV.

Griffith Announces Emory & Henry to Receive $51 Million in USDA Funding for Campus...

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced that Emory & Henry College has been approved for a $46 million low-interest direct loan and a $5 million guaranteed third-party loan by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, allowing the school to fund campus improvement projects including the development of new apartment-style residence halls for upper class students.

Governor McAuliffe Releases Virginia’s Housing Industry Economic Impact Study

Governor McAuliffe announced today the release of a new study measuring the economic impact of Virginia’s housing industry. The study found that Virginia’s housing industry generated $47.8 billion in economic activity in 2015, with $21.8 billion in direct output, making it the sixth largest private sector industry in Virginia by direct output

Scott Statement on Labor Day

Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement to workers today in recognition of Labor Day, which is Monday, September 5th: “Labor Day is a time to recognize the incredible achievements of hardworking Americans. It is also a time to acknowledge that far too many people are working harder than ever, but still struggling to make ends meet. America has made significant strides toward economic recovery, with 77 consecutive months of uninterrupted private sector job growth.

Fraudsters used Nationwide Mortgage Scam to Victimize over 400 Homeowners and Families

Five California men have been sentenced for their roles in a nationwide home loan modification scam that victimized over 400 homeowners and families, resulting in a total loss of over $3.8 million.

Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation to Host Charity Golf Tournament

The Fredericksburg REALTORS® Foundation is hosting a charity golf tournament to raise funds to support local housing non-profits. The Foundation has raised tens of thousands of dollars since its creation in 1990 that have helped individuals and families secure and retain quality, affordable housing throughout the Fredericksburg area.

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $9.5 Million to Help Alleviate Veteran Homelessness in Va.

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) will award $9,476,756 to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations to help ongoing efforts in the Commonwealth to prevent veteran homelessness and provide stable housing for low-income veterans and their families

Sen. Warner Welcomes Implementation of Federal Drone Rule

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released a statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule, which goes into effect on Monday, allowing certified commercial pilots to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing up to 55 pounds during the daytime

Virginia REALTORS® continue to support Homes for Our Troops

Last Saturday, August 19th, Bill White, President, VAR, offered the continued support of REALTORS® at a Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking ceremony for a Virginia Veteran and his family just miles away from the VAR Headquarters. Bill thanked Sergeant J.P. McGuire and his family for their service to our nation.

RunningBrooke and Rebuilding Together Alexandria Partner with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural...

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities PARKnership program announces a community partnership with RunningBrooke and Rebuilding Together Alexandria to improve Taney Avenue Neighborhood Park. The combined funds and resources from the two Alexandria organizations will be used towards building new preschool-age play spaces, nature paths, native tree plantings, and new site furnishings


Arlington County Board Approves Redevelopment of Former Bob Peck Site

Ballston project incorporates office buildings, affordable housing, ground-floor retail, townhouses ARLINGTON, Va.– The Arlington County Board today approved a mixed-use project for the last unplanned...


Warner Presses Federal Agencies on Patch Management in Wake of WannaCry

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.