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.


    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.
    April 08, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News - April 8

    1. NAR Response to PAVE Action Plan 2. NAR to SCOTUS: Protect Consumers From Onerous Lawsuits 3. Coalition Of Chambers, Trade Groups, Government Agencies Says Gas Tax Holiday Would Hurt Virginia 4. Metro releases 10-year strategic plan for development 5. Housing Symposium Snippet: Getting to Homeownership is Major Step in Building Wealth
    April 01, 2022

    FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    1. Biden Budget Targets Housing Supply 2. Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas 3. Connolly secures money for county projects 4. Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 delay looms as legislators, leaders seek answers 5. Virginia is cracking back down on noisy cars
  • Advocacy
    March 29, 2022

    Deadline to Submit Legislative Ideas

    ​The NVAR Public Policy Committee needs to hear from members as we develop the Local and State Legislative Program and Agenda for 2022-2023. How can NVAR advocate for you and your home buyers and sellers? Submit state or local legislative ideas to by Wednesday, April 13, 2022.