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Virginia Shopping Center Sells for Below Recent Value

The Hupps Mill Plaza located in South Boston, VA has been sold for $2.5 million. The property is a Real Estate Owned (REO) asset of ML-CFC Commercial Mortgage Trust 2006-2.

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USDA Moves to Protect Key Portion of Appalachian Trail

"By acquiring this land, we are continuing the Campbell family's conservation ethic, and preserving clean drinking water with the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The view enjoyed by thousands of Appalachian Trail hikers will remain untouched for future generations," says Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Arthur "Butch" Blazer.

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Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Delivers Big Savings

If you're a housing developer who's hesitant about investing in energy efficiency for affordable housing units, consider the recent findings of researchers at Virginia Tech: Energy-efficient affordable housing units are helping some Virginia renters save an average of $648 annually.

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe Expands Workforce Investment

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) says that his state is the first in the nation to become an Employer of National Service, encouraging AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni to put their skills and experience to work for Virginiastate government.

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New Apartments for Service Workers in DC Suburbs

The units help fill a void in Loudoun County for low-cost housing for working families.

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Virginia Agreement Commits State to Vet Homeless Decrease

The agreement, initially developed by the federal Housing & Urban Development Dept., focuses on coordinating outreach, providing permanent supportive housing and increasing access to preventive services.

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Alexandria Seeks Redevelopment Partners

The Alexandria, VA Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA) seeks partners to assist in the redevelopment of seven of its housing sites in the city. The agency says it is courting partners experienced in mixed-income, mixed-finance, and mixed-use components of redevelopment. ARHA says the of...

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DC Area Internship Grants Available Through HAND

The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) will soon make available funding for summer intern programs at community and affordable housing development organizations in the Washington, DC, metro region.

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Funding Available to Help Connect Small Businesses to DOT Contracts

Between $125,000 and $145,000 is available for business-focused community organizations and others in the South Atlantic region, which includes North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

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VA Governor's 2013 Agenda Includes Jobs, Workforce Development

Besides offering support to small business owners and entrepreneurs, the McDonnell legislation would establish a data system to improve connections between Virginia's education and workforce programs, and expand the role of the Virginia Workforce Council to more broadly address workforce development.

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