June 6, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Greta Harris, a long-time member of LISC’s leadership team, is taking over as president and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition (BHC), one of Richmond’s leading community development organizations and an important LISC local partner there. While at LISC, Harris has been a tremendous voice for healthy, sustainable communities, especially in her home state of Virginia, where she led our Virginia LISC program for nine of her 16 years at LISC, before her promotion to vice president. “We will miss her clear sense of purpose and keen eye for smart, community-focused strategies,” said LISC President and CEO Michael Rubinger. “But this is not good-bye. We are thrilled that BHC will have such strong leadership, and we look forward to working closely with Greta on programs that benefit low-income Richmond residents for many years to come.”
June 4, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, DC – June 4, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today issued a statement welcoming the announcement of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, on a neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing strategy that will help restore communities in Prince William County that were hardest-hit by the 2008 housing foreclosure crisis
May 20, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
ARLINGTON, AV – May 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Arlington County Board today adopted amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to define the term “outdoor cafe”, allow outdoor cafes on private property to stay open year-round, and permit the playing of televisions and radios in outdoor areas.
May 20, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the first half 2013 real estate tax and refuse fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. Although the residential refuse fee was decreased to $328 in the FY 2014 Approved Budget, the FY 2013 fee of $336 remains in effect for the first half 2013 real estate tax billing, so a refuse fee of $168 will be shown on the bills for properties subject to the fee
May 9, 2013 Posted by RealEstateRama
May 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hampton City Council approved a budget of $448,602,259 for fiscal year
2014, raising the property tax rate by 20 cents but trimming 3 cents off the maximum rate that was
recommended last month. The year-over-year increase is 4.08%, with half of the increased revenue
earmarked for schools and half for city operations
May 1, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) announces the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications for the 2013 grant year
April 25, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Robert Hurt today released the below statement following the Financial Services Committee hearing examining regulatory impediments to private capital investments and a sustainable housing finance system
April 5, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, DC – April 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to take action to protect military families from unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. Recent tests at two Hampton Roads Navy child care centers found lead in drinking water that far exceeded Environmental Protection Agency safety levels. Lead exposure has been found to cause serious medical issues including permanent damage to the brain and nervous system, which can result in behavioral and learning problems. Sen. Warner urged Secretary Hagel to confirm that appropriate testing has occurred at other military facilities across
April 2, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
RICHMOND – April 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Bob McDonnell announced today $1 million for three permanent supportive housing grants. The grants come from a special funding allocation of $1 million included in the governor’s budget for fiscal year 2013.
Environment Virginia, Congressman Jim Moran, and the BlueGreen Alliance Give Springtime Energy-Saving Tips and Tour Local Super-Efficient Home
March 29, 2013 Posted by Virginia RealEstateRama
Arlington, VA – March 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With spring-cleaning around the corner, Environment Virginia, Congressman Jim Moran, and the BlueGreen Alliance came together today to outline top tips for home and business owners to clean up their energy use and protect our environment, and to tour the Sklars’ house, a super-efficient home in Arlington.