We've all seen the news reports that Virginia has 5 of the top 10 highest eviction rates in the country. Regardless of the data sets accuracy, the media storm has flooded the airwaves and the public is blaming the rental managers.
We must start telling the story of VAMA's members. Responsible, caring and eager rental managers working hard to help people find their next home!
This article, sent in by HOME, outlines one way that property management companies can make applying for an apartment easier for foreign born individuals that may not have traditional forms of ID.
VAMA Member Mat Clemons makes the Roanoke Times in an article covering the new community in Blackbsburg built using tax credits.
A Newport News apartment manager saw something wrong - a resident abusing a puppy - and took action. This is a wonderful example of how community managers make a difference.
A new product is being built in some parts of the country - single-family home communities that are all rental homes.
Forbes takes a deep dive into real estate investing in the southeast.
Click below for a full end of session report.
Defeated Source of Funds inclusion in VA Fair Housing Law
Defeated bill designed to allow the Fire Services Board to make laws without input from other sources
Passed a bill to streamline the Rent with Reservation notification requirements
Passed a bill homogenize local ordinances regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
After gathering overwhelming bipartisan support twice in the House and Senate, the Governor vetoed VAMA's vested rights bill regarding mulch.
VAMA's bill to make clear that participation in the housing choice voucher program is a voluntary program did not make it out of committee.
Click below for a full end of session report including a synopsis of the new laws that will take effect on July 1.