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New Poll Shows Virginians Strongly Favor Policies that Make Housing More Affordable
The Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE), a statewide network of housing advocates spearheaded by the Virginia Housing Alliance and the Virginia Poverty Law Center working to elevate housing issues for the 2017 elections, revealed the results of a statewide public opinion survey on housing and energy efficiency issues conducted by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University
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.
Protecting and Restoring Urban Tree Canopy for Stormwater Management
The city of Harrisonburg will be hosting a presentation and discussion for members of the community to review the city’s urban tree canopy management initiatives.
Scott to Tour Elizabeth River Restoration Projects to Learn More about the Impact of...
On Tuesday April 25, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with the Elizabeth River Project to discuss the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and other federal programs designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental literacy
Arlington County Board Adopts $1.25 Billion FY 2018 Budget
The Arlington County Board today adopted a $1.25 billion balanced General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that includes a one-and-a-half-cent increase in the real estate tax rate for Calendar Year 2017.
Scott to Tour Marshall Courts Public Housing Complex
On Monday, April 17, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with representatives of Housing Authorities in Hampton Roads to discuss funding cuts for federal housing programs proposed in President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposed. Following the meeting, Congressman Scott will tour Marshall Courts, a 349 unit Public Housing Complex. The complex is currently undergoing a multi-phased comprehensive renovation that is subject to massive cuts under President Trump’s proposed budget.
Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Hosts Annual Cereal Drive
The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) hosted its annual Cereal Drive to benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and other food pantries throughout the area. 2016 proved a record-breaking year with FAAR members collecting 14,248 boxes of cereal.
Arlington Considering Options for Buck Property, Other Parcels
A year before completing its purchase of the 6.1-acre Buck property on N. Quincy Street, Arlington County is beginning to explore options for how this and other sites may be used to help meet critical County and Schools facility needs. The County has until November 20, 2017 to exercise an option to purchase the property
Virginia buyers and sellers benefit from strong and stable third quarter housing market
The Virginia residential real estate market continued year-over-year and long term improvement according to the Third Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). Both the total number of sales and the value of transactions rose from the same period last year, to 32,949 units and $10.821 billion, respectively
Alexandria 2016 Second Half Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed
The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the second half 2016 real estate tax and refuse fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. The 2016 real estate tax rate is $1.073 per $100 of assessed value, and the annual refuse fee is $363