Town Hall Notes Blog


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  • Missing Middle Diagram
    June 28, 2022

    Realtors® Comment on Arlington Missing Middle Housing Debate

    NVAR supports efforts by Arlington County to explore how new housing types could help address Arlington’s shortfall in housing supply and gaps in housing choices. We are concerned however that the study and the resulting draft framework will not deliver the desired outcomes. It requires a hard look at homeownership opportunities, including county programs to incentivize and encourage ownership, as well as the creation of housing types most likely to lead to ownership.
    June 24, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. VRE considering free rides for September 2. Richmond's first 3D-printed home sold 3. Metro takes control of Silver Line extension, starting testing phase 4. Alexandria West Plan Area Community Planning Process to Launch this Fall 5. ‘Missing middle’ proposal prompts intense debate, competing signs at County Board meeting
  • I-270 Traffic
    June 14, 2022

    Call For Action: Tell TPB to Approve the Visualize 2045 Transportation Plan

    On June 15th, Anti-Road Activists will lobby the Transportation Planning Board to delay critical infrastructure improvements to I-270 & the American Legion Bridge. Take Action to tell them we NEED critical infrastructure improvements in the region's most congested area.
    June 10, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs 2. Army Corps of Engineers propose changes to prevent Northern Va. flooding 3. PPP Loans Gave Critical Assistance to REALTORS® 4. Metro’s Silver Line extension moves closer to finish line 5. By opposing highway expansions, Maryland politicians risk more than gridlock
  • From the Ground Up
    June 03, 2022

    From the Ground Up - June 3, 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.
    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.