Almost three quarters of Virginia voters decide to place strong clamps on how far the state and its local governments can go to seize private property under eminent domain.
Virginia voters will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment in November to limit the use of eminent domain. The proposal would prohibit local or state governments from taking private land and giving it to a private entity for the purpose of economic development. Private property could still be taken for public use, i.e., highways, railroads, utility
Lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue are crossing Virginia to debate the merits of a property taking constitutional amendment up for a vote in 2012. The amendment would make it more difficult to take properties by eminent domain
Police in Roanoke, VA were summoned to quell fights erupting among residents vying for Sec. 8 housing voucher applications. About 600 people waited in line for hours to apply for vouchers
Norfolk, VA officials have a green light from HUD to demolish a landmark public housing project and replace it with new single-family homes, apartments and senior housing. The Moton Circle
Newly elected Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell creates the state's first executive housing policy in an effort to expand the availability of sustainable, affordable housing. McDonnell outlined the framework
State lawmakers approve legislation to allow mortgage firms in the state to continue selling loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The legislation establishes the authority to allow mortgage companies
When rain comes to the Chesapeake Bay off the Maryland-Virginia coast, pollution problems mount. Rainwater washes across residential and business developments, carrying contaminants through storm sewers and then out into a shallow body of water that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency describes...
A 305-unit low-income apartment complex in Falls Church, VA will undergo a $35 million renovation with the bulk of financing provided by tax-exempt bonds