Town Hall Notes Blog


The Town Hall Notes blog is brought to you by NVAR's Government Affairs department.

Check back often to keep up with latest on real estate issues and legislative actions.


    June 03, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. Fairfax County releases Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan 2. NAR Advocates for Housing Providers with Administration Officials 3. New HUD Program Prioritizes Housing Supply 4. Study Proposes Reforms to Address Virginia’s Legacy of Segregated Housing 5. NAR Writes to HUD in Support of New 40-year Mortgage Modification
    May 20, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. Administration Releases Housing Supply Plan 2. New federal programs offer Virginia households a subsidy for affordable high-speed internet 3. Dulles Toll Road users could see rate increase to pay for Silver Line 4. Residents Form Group to Advocate for Housing Affordability 5. Fire Factor™ supports NAR Policy
  • Five for Friday
    May 13, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY [BONUS EDITION]: Local Budget Roundup

    Local governments throughout Northern Virginia are wrapping up FY 2023 Budget negotiations and approving spending and tax rates for the next year. This bonus Five for Friday covers each of the adopted budgets in our region.
    May 13, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. Arlington Missing Middle Housing Framework Engagement Opportunities 2. HUD Offers Properties to Owner-Occupants 3. Gordon Confirmed as FHA Commissioner 4. Early voting begins in Va. congressional primaries 5. Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Draft 2023 Moving to Work Plan
    April 29, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Headlines for April 29, 2022: 1. Missing Middle Housing Study Live Q&A and Feedback Opportunity 2. McCloud: Rent relief is plentiful, but landlords and tenants should plan for the future 3. As inflation rises, Northern Virginia officials cut or freeze tax rates 4. Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Public Input Opens April 18 5. Feedback sought on Northern Virginia road priorities
  • From the Ground Up
    April 27, 2022

    From the Ground Up - April 27, 2022

    "From the Ground Up" informs NVAR members ton upcoming projects throughout the Northern Virginia region. Information includes proposed residential and commercial development projects in the news, rezoning applications and site plan amendments coming before local government, affordable housing project news, announcements of new businesses locating in the region and other economic development news.
  • Congressional Breakfast
    April 25, 2022

    Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Meets with Area Realtors®

    The Northern Virginia Congressional delegation took the stage at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) as an annual tradition returned to NVAR last week.
  • Rodney Lusk and NVAR Community Garden Build
    April 19, 2022

    NVAR Brings Community Together Through Gardening at New Lee District Community Center

    The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) has partnered with Fairfax County to bring an innovative community garden project to Southern Fairfax County. The garden will be used to teach small-scale sustainable gardening skills to families throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.