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Efforts to Support Affordable Housing Continues on the Easte...

With a history of being economically depressed and geographically-challenged, rural towns like Exmore on the Eastern Shore have long struggled to provide safe, affordable housing for their residents. Ava Gabrielle-Wise, Executive Director of The New Road Community Group of Exmore, Inc., has made it her life’s work to improve housing conditions in Exmore, particularly for the predominantly African American neighborhood called New Road. Until the 1990s, most homes in the century-old community were without public water or sewer.

Aug 02, 2022
One University in Fairfax is First RAD Property to be Demoli...

Virginia Housing participated in the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development across from George Mason University in Fairfax. One University is the redevelopment of Robinson Square, an aging public housing community owned by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and previously funded by HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

Aug 02, 2022
Virginia Housing Announces “Power of Home” Digital Art Cont...

As it has for the past 50 years, Virginia Housing is investing in the future of affordable housing in the Commonwealth. In 2022, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary by sponsoring a “Power of Home” digital art contest. The contest is open to all Virginians and will award a total of $20,000 to multiple winners across three categories – school-age students, adult amateurs and adult professionals.

Aug 01, 2022
Celebrate 50 Years of Affordable Housing

Virginia Housing celebrates 50 years of helping Virginians attain quality, affordable housing.

Jul 20, 2022
Virginia Housing and Partners Unveil Richmond’s First 3D-Pri...

The future of innovative, creative and affordable homebuilding is on display just off Midlothian Turnpike at 217 Carnation St., and a new homeowner will soon be moving in the city’s first 3D-printed home. In June 2021, Virginia Housing and a variety of partners broke ground on a single-level, 1,500-square-foot home, and a massive 3D modular construction printer from Denmark built the exterior concrete walls. A $500,000 Innovation Demonstration grant from Virginia Housing in 2021 to the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech enabled the technology to be brought to the Commonwealth.



Jun 27, 2022
Partnerships Key to Increasing Minority Homeownership

Addressing barriers to minority homeownership is a key priority for Virginia Housing. One way we make a difference is by partnering with minority-owned businesses, organizations and nonprofits. Recently, our Business Development Officer Joni Moncure worked with the KEY Team of Icon Realty Group, an African American owned independent real estate brokerage in Richmond, to give a presentation about Virginia Housing’s first-time homebuyer programs and grants. The event, called Love + Loans, was held on Feb. 15 and drew more than two dozen participants.

Mar 21, 2022
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