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Advocacy groups have begun focusing on criminal background screening in Richmond and the first letters to properties have been sent out setting the stage for legal action.  The bottom line ... your criminal background screening policies may be the source of liability.  One Richmond property management company still had a blanket ban on accepting residents with felonies ... that ban violates guidance from HUD.  
Stay Informed.  Read the White Paper from NAA and make sure YOUR policies regarding criminal background screening are used for GOOD!
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HUD is calling for input regarding new paperwork and reporting.  Don't miss your chance to have a say in what HUD and LIHTC paperwork will look like in the future.
Each year at #VAMACON, the best of the best get awards!  VAMA calls them the "Spotlight Awards".  Winners of awards from each of the 6 VAMA regions are re-judged and one person is chosen to receive the statewide Spotlight Award.  Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
Forbes' contributing author is working on a series of articles to bring facts to the conversation surrounding eviction.
VHDA has grants available to help residents pay for modifications - next time you have a resident that needs a modification, remember to let them know about this wonderful program!
The Bay Area in California is currently discussing how to handle the RV and Van "towns" that have sprung up due to the high cost of housing.  Could there be people living in the "work" van parked in your community's lot?
A new state law will allow developers and local officials to negotiate proffers on a case by case basis beginning July 1, 2019.
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Here's a short article from NAA regarding going paperless.  It's not all fun and games but it is rewarding!
Class Action lawsuits are popping up across the country.  The settlements and rulings are leading companies to re-evaluate their leave policies.
This article is a great explanation of why "affordable" housing is so difficult and expensive to build.
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Calendar Highlights
2019 BRAC Prestige Awards - Community Nominations Open
BRAC 4/29/19 Tammy Garrison Community Service - Food Drive Through June 7
HRAC 6/7/19 First Annual Field Day
HRAC 6/11/19 Fair Housing Certification
BRAC 6/11/19 Mix & Mingle
VRHC 6/14/19 Fair Housing Certification
HRAC 6/19/19 VRLTA Seminar with Chip Dicks
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Development News
Developers plan to put another 270 apartments up in Richmond's Manchester area and recently purchased $8 Million in land to achieve their goal.
RRHA has submitted plans for the final phase of Highland Grove on Richmond's Northside.  Plans indicate the final phase of this project plans for new apartments, between 139 and 155 new homes on about 40 acres primarily beside Overby-Shepherd Elementary School, the site of the former National Guard Armory.
CMB Develpment announced plans for 226 market-rate units across eight buildings that will include a mix of two 4-story buildings, two 5-story buildings and a one 3-story building because of the topographical grade of the property. The remaining three buildings would include residential units above a garage.  The project is slated to break ground in September off Commonwealth Parkway.
A 15-unit building in Richmond recently sold for $5 Million.
Virginia Beach wants developers to begin taking expected sea level rise of 3 feet into account when designing new projects.