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County Board to Discuss Affordable Housing Master Plan, Implementation Framework in Work Session
The Arlington County Board tonight will discuss recent staff updates to the Affordable Housing Master Plan and Implementation Framework. The purpose of the work session is to address remaining Board memb The County is seeking a 25-year Plan that will guide the next generation of affordable housing investment in Arlington because providing a range of housing options affordable to persons of all income levels and needs throughout the County supports our people, improves our neighborhoods and strengthens our economy.
2015 Home Sales July: Virginia Residential Real Estate Market Shows Continuing Improvement
July residential real estate sales reflected a significant uptick from the same period last year, according to the July 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). The 13 percent increase in sales over July 2014 continues an eight-year trend of year-over-year improvement. July sales are typically lower than the volume per month for June or any single month of the second quarter. In addition, the decrease of 8 percent from June indicates buoyancy from the 11 percent month-to-month dip averaged over the prior seven years for the same period.<
Arlington County Celebrates Affordable Housing Month
September is Affordable Housing Month in Arlington, a month-long celebration of the County’s long-term commitment to preserving and creating housing opportunities that benefit the whole community. Join us for bus and bike tours of affordable housing developments around the County, public forums to discuss housing challenges and an informational session covering services and programs available to residents.
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System Wins EPA Federal Green Challenge Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has won a Federal Green Challenge award for transportation. The Challenge encourages federal agencies throughout the nation to lead by example by conserving energy and resources, cutting waste, reducing pollution and saving money.
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.2 Million in Community Development Block Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $8.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 12 projects in Virginia. Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives approximately $17 million annually for this grant program.
Former Virginia Short Sale Specialist Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage and Tax Fraud
An Ashburn, Virginia, resident was sentenced to prison today for mortgage and tax fraud, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LAUNCHES ALLIANCE WITH HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS
The Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) kicks off its first year-long sponsorship of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) with a $10,000 contribution towards the total $61,175 raised in support of the nonprofit that operates nationally to build mortgage-free homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, enabling them to rebuild their lives.
Connolly Statement on the Clean Power Plan
Climate change poses a real and growing threat to our children, our families, our national security, and our economy. We cannot afford to wait to act on climate change
SECOND QUARTER HOME SALES SURPASS $10 BILLION IN VIRGINIA
The Virginia residential real estate market experienced its strongest second quarter since the 2008 recession, with sales volume reaching nearly $10.6 billion during the April through June timeframe. This sales volume represents an 11 percent increase relative to the second quarter of 2014 ($9.5 billion), according to the Second Quarter 2015 Home Sales Report released by Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR).
Dialogue Event on the Upcoming 2015 RFP for Fairfax County Affordable Housing Blueprint Funds
The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is preparing to release the 2015 Affordable Housing Blueprint Funding Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of affordable housing projects in Fairfax County. This opportunity is intended to address the goals and metrics set forth in the Fairfax County FY 2016 Housing Blueprint. This marks the first time Fairfax County will simultaneously release affordable housing funding and federal project-based vouchers for competition.