Virginia receives $52 million for Affordable and Special Needs Housing

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced over $52 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans which will be distributed to 49 developments across Virginia.

This will create over 3,200 units for low and extremely low income households with a mix of rentals, permanent supportive housing, and homes for sale.

The loans were distributed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development through a combination of state and federal resources.

Governor Youngkin spoke on the new housing opportunities stating, “Ensuring that Virginians have access to attainable, affordable, and inclusive housing is not only a fundamental need but also a strategic component for the prosperity of our state.”

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Valley Health and SU address nursing shortage

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Shenandoah University is working with Valley Health and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association to address the area’s nursing shortage.

Through the program NextGen Nurses, they will attempt to enhance training to inspire nurses and create a pipeline of future healthcare professionals.

The program utilizes the experience of semi-retired and retired nurses before they leave the profession and is designed to provide a replicable model for the rest of the state.

NextGen Nurses is funded in part by a $496,000 GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Grant.

This is part of a state-funded initiative by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to diversify the economy and create higher-wage jobs in strategic fields.

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Two Winchester housing projects receive funds

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More than $24 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans are being awarded to 28 projects across Virginia.

Funding comes in part from The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD).

This funding will help preserve 1,635 affordable housing units for low income and disabled people.

One beneficiary of the funding is Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity receiving $4000,000.

Winchester’s Forest 9% Better Housing Coalition will receive $700,000.

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