Housing

Housing markets in Virginia are on the mend, but the road ahead is still unclear for renters struggling to recover from the economic devastation of COVID-19.

That’s one takeaway lawmakers heard at a Virginia Housing Commission meeting Wednesday.

New Housing Anti-discrimination Laws now in Effect

Jul 7, 2020

Housing advocates in Virginia are celebrating landmark anti-discrimination laws that took effect July 1st.

One prohibits landlords from turning away renters based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. And another could help deconcentrate poverty and racial segregation.

When Rent Comes Due During COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

When April First came around, many weren’t able to make rent after being laid off in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday is May First and the problem is set to repeat itself.

AP Photo / John Bazemore, File

Zoning decisions are usually made by your local government. But, lawmakers in Richmond are thinking about getting into the act.

For the past few years fewer people have been moving to Virginia. Instead more are actually leaving the Commonwealth, moving to other states -- and they’re heading south. 

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