Housing Virginia E-News
June, 2011

"Paycheck to Paycheck" comes to SOURCEBOOK


"Paycheck to Paycheck" will be added as new feature to SOURCEBOOK in July. SOURCEBOOK, Virginia's premier resource on housing affordability will now allow users to relate the incomes of various occupations, including fire fighters, nurses, and school teachers, to the cost of housing in their area. 

This new tool will compare 30% of the typical salary of over 60 different types of workers to the typical cost to own or rent a home. The "Paycheck to Paycheck" feature will give the option of selecting from five preselected occupations or selecting from any one of the different occupations. 

This feature will also allow the user to input a specific occupation and salary and the program will automatically calculate the maximum affordable housing cost for that occupation and compare it to the typical housing costs in a locality.  The tool is modeled after the National Housing Conference/Center for Housing Policy's "Paycheck to Paycheck" analysis. 

In addition to this feature, the data and Housing Affordability Indexes in SOURCEBOOK will be updated in July to reflect first quarter 2011 data. Stay tuned to SOURCEBOOK for a new Housing and Transportation Affordability Index coming later this fall.

VHC Honors Affordable Housing Leaders

Ralph Nodine, Virginia Peters Award Winner and Bob Sled, Senior Economic Advisor to Governor McDonnel




The Virginia Housing Coalition held its annual awards dinner to celebrate the achievements of some of the leaders of Virginia's affordable housing community at the Omni Richmond Hotel on June 23rd.  Five individuals received Housing Leadership Awards at the event:  

  • Charles B. Bowles, EarthCraft Virginia
  • Jim Chandler, Virginia Housing Development Authority
  • Mike Hawkins, Virginia Housing Development Authority 
  • Jane Henderson, Virginia Community Capital
  • Stephen Smith, AHC., Inc. 

The Eighth Annual Virginia S. Peters Housing Award was presented to Ralph Nodine, President and CEO of Virginia Community Development Corporation. The award recognizes vision, courage, tenacity, justice and compassion in the fight to provide more affordable housing opportunities. 


Two individuals were also inducted into the Coalition's Affordable Housing Hall of Fame:

  • Frank A. Lofurno, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (retired)
  • Larry Lamar Yates, Witness to Innocence and the first Executive Director of the Virginia Housing Coalition 

The Coalition also offered its Second Annual Summer Symposium earlier the same day. 


VirginiaHousingSearch.com: Website Gains Popularity With Property Managers and Renters 

VirginiaHousingSearch.com is making it easier than ever for landlords to connect with prospective tenants. Since its 2009 launch, this free online service sponsored by the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) has become a key resource for Virginians seeking rental housing. Currently there are 63,237 rental units listed on the site, which receives an average of 550 daily visits.

In addition to helpful tools that let users search for rental homes by preference, such as size and location, the site provides a variety of benefits for landlords. Topping the list is a Call Center that assists landlords who want to advertise their properties on the site. The Call Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday to provide support.   


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In This Issue
VHC Honors Affordable Housing Leaders
VirginiaHousingSearch.com: Website Gains Popularity With Property Managers and Renters
Other Articles

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July 11-15, 2011 - NeighborWorks America Training for Housing Counselors, Philadelphia, PA

July 20th - 21st - Mid Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association and the Charleston HUD Field Office Multifamily offering "Basic Property Management"

July 28, 2011 - The Hampton Roads Regional Housing Conference: Riding the Housing Wave 

July 28th - 29th, 2011 - Capacity Building: Organizational Development and Grantwriting Workshops, Fredericksburg, VA

August 31, 2011 - Jobs, Transportation and Affordable Housing Forum in Charlottesville, VA

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