Helen S. McIlvaine Named Alexandria’s Director of Housing
Prior to her work in Alexandria, McIlvaine was Director of Real Estate Development for the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, and executive director of Catholics for Housing. Before transitioning to affordable housing development, McIlvaine practiced law, including general civil and construction litigation in Texas and Virginia
October Residential Real Estate Outperforms Last Year in Pace and Price October 2015 Virginia residential real estate sales exceed 2.7 billion dollars
October residential real estate sales indicate sustained market improvement, with a rise of over five percent from the same time period last year. Higher volume coupled with a higher median sales price accounts for the bump in overall transactional value from $2.59 to $2.72 billion. According to the October 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), sales each month this year have exceeded the sales for the corresponding months in 2014.
Arlington Warns Residents of False Real Estate Tax Correspondence
Many Arlington County homeowners have received correspondence, signed by Jud Allen of Express Homebuyers, falsely claiming that these owners owe real estate taxes and that the County may take their homes away from them due to delinquent taxes, Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava said.
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Director Bill Shelton receives Excellence in Virginia Government Award
Among his many accomplishments, Shelton helped launch Virginia Community Capital, one of the leading community development banks in the U.S., with assets exceeding $133 million. He also has a strong commitment to water quality and availability in Southwest Virginia. Shelton is an ex-officio member of the board of commissioners of the Virginia Housing Development Authority and serves on the board of Virginia Community Capital Inc.
Year-Round Yard Waste Collection Coming to Arlington
The Household Solid Waste Rate would remain $271.04 through the end of Fiscal Year 2016, and the addition of year-round yard waste services could increase the rate to no more than $308 in Fiscal Year 2017. Arlington currently charges the lowest per-household solid waste rate in the region, roughly $66 less than the next lowest cost jurisdiction.
Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness
Communities throughout Virginia have made vast improvements in their homelessness response and housing assistance systems. By using evidenced-based tools for triaging the needs of identified veterans, making both rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing resources available, as well as incorporating the principles of Housing First throughout the entire spectrum of housing assistance for a veteran, these systems have been streamlined to help a veteran experiencing homelessness to quickly secure permanent housing.
Warner, Kaine Announce More than $96,000 in HUD Funding to Help Fight Veterans’ Homelessness in Harrisonburg
Ahead of Veteran’s Day tomorrow, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced today that Harrisonburg, Virginia will receive a $96,700 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding will be awarded to public housing agencies to provide affordable housing and rental assistance to homeless veterans.
Today’s funding was awarded through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program. The VASH program provides vouchers to communities with a high population of homeless veterans to support housing needs
Virginia Association of REALTORS® Elects Bill White as 2016 President
William A. “Bill” White Jr., president and owner of Joyner Fine Properties, has been elected to serve as 2016 president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). He succeeds Deborah A Baisden as the top volunteer elected leader of VAR, which is the largest trade association in the state of Virginia with more than 31,000 members. White will assume his new VAR post in November 2015.
EPA Action Stayed
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement . “We applaud the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for their decision to grant a stay of the EPA’s overreaching rule to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act