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VAMA staff and VAMA members participated in a discussion regarding evictions in Virginia on Monday.  In a recent NY Times article, Virginia was reported to have five of the top 10 worst cities for evictions in the country. Working together to solve the issue is a paramont goal for lawmakers and advocacy groups.
Read more from KL Daily on how analysts are rating the industry.
Check out the results of municipal elections in Hampton, Fairfax City, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk and Roanoke City.
Trump signed the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes a $1.3 trillion spending package that includes a 12.5 percent increase in low-income housing tax credit allocations over the next four years, along with funding increases for several affordable housing programs. 
One high rise public housing building in Chicago was "saved" in order to tell the story of public housing in America, its past, present and future.
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Before your put in that next dog run, fitness center or community garden, check out this article from NAA.
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BRAC 5/22/18 Mini Con (VRLTA, Luncheon & Trade Show)
CVAA 5/22/18 Fair Housing Certification
HRAC 6/7/18 Fair Housing Certification
VRHC 6/8/18 Fair Housing Certification
CVAA 10/11/18 Mini Con Trade Show & Seminar Series
NRVAC 10/25/18 Trade Show & Maintenance Seminar

NRVAC 5/15/18 Breakfast Social
CVAA 5/17/18 Golf Tournament
RLRAC 05/17/18 VRLTA Seminar & Membership Luncheon
HRAC 5/18/18 Morning Coffee Meeting
CVAA 5/22/18 Fair Housing Certification with Renee Pulliam
BRAC 05/22/18 Mini Con (VRLTA, Luncheon & Trade Show)
CVAA 5/23/18 VRLTA With Grimes Creasy
VRHC 05/24/18 VRLTA Legal Seminar by Grimes Creasy
HRAC 6/7/18 Fair Housing Certification
VRHC 06/08/18 Fair Housing Certification
VRHC 06/19/18 Morning Motivator—HR Panel (Waynesboro Area)
RLRAC 06/20/18 Morning Membership Meeting (Roanoke)
BRAC 06/20/18 Mix & Mingle
RLRAC 06/21/18 Morning Membership Meeting (Lynchburg)
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Development News
Ashland Virginia's Ashland Towne Square community sold March 27 for $125,000 per unit.
Several areas of Southwest Virginia have been proposed as "Opportunity Zones," which will lead to tax incentives for some economic development.
Boyd Homes listed Rivermont Crossing for sale, although no price is listed.
Next to the new Hardywood brewing location, these apartments (one and two bedrooms available) rent from $1000 to $2600.
Fifty three new apartments will be constructed as an infill project on West Main in Charlottesville.
Charlottesville's rental market is changing, and more outside owners are sure to come.
A mix of office space and apartments are planned for a Manchester parking lot.
A North Carolina developer recently scrapped plans to build apartments on the former Shenandoah Life land.
Dominion Realty Partners submitted plans for a new apartment community at 900 Boulders Parkway on 25 acres.