WELCOME HOME EPISODE 7 FINAL_Audio
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EPISODE 7:

“Being a Responsible Renter”

Today we’re talking about what it means to be a responsible renter and the importance of establishing a good rental history. To help us better define what it means to be a responsible renter we have Briana Noel, Education and Training Officer with Virginia Housing, and Matt Scaparro, Vice President of Property Management with Better Housing Coalition.

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 6
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EPISODE 6:

“Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA)”

:  Today we’re talking about the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act also known as VRLTA and to help us understand the new laws and the protection they provide to renters are Melissa Johnson, Senior Program Compliance Officer with Virginia Housing, and Marty Wegbreit, Director of Litigation from Central Virginia Legal Aid Society.

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 5
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EPISODE 5:

"HUD-Approved Housing Counseling"

Today we’re talking about the HUD-Approved Counseling Program, the counselors and services provided by theses housing professionals. To help us understand more about the program and the counseling process are Monica Mack, Virginia Housing’s Community Outreach Compliance Officer and Karen Serfis, a HUD Certified Housing Counselor and Program Manager from the Latino Economic Development Center

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 4 (AUDIO)
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EPISODE 4:

"The Rent Relief Program for Virginia Renters"

Chris Thompson, Director of Strategic Housing (Virginia Housing) and Senta Gorrie, Associate Director of Eviction Prevention (Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development) join host Jessica Noll to discuss the Virginia Rent Relief Program, it's eligibility guidelines and how to apply.

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 3
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EPISODE 3:

" Fair Housing Month"

LaDonna Cruse, Housing Education Manager (Virginia Housing) and Mally Dryden-Mason, Fair Housing Specialist (Dept.of Occupation and Regulation) join host Bill Bevins to discuss the Federal and Virginia Fair Housing Acts to help us understand the laws and the protection they provide Virginians. Learn what is allowed and prohibited to ensure you receive equitable  consideration when renting or buying.

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 2
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EPISODE 2:

"First-time Homeownership Opportunities"  

Dan Kern, Business Development & Training Manager and Lee Jean-Pierre, Regional Renovation Sales Manager discuss Virginia Housing's first-time homeowner classes and resources built to help Virginia consumers navigate the path the homeownership. Also covered: Interest Rates and Buying Power, Types of Property Available, Renovation Loans and More.

WELCOME HOME EPISODE 1
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EPISODE 1:

"Making First-time Homeownership Affordable"

Dan Kern, Business Development & Training Manager and Karen Ramirez, Mortgage Loan Officer at C&F Mortgage Corp discuss the role Virginia Housing plays in assisting Virginia consumers achieve their homeownership goals through educational resources, access to affordable housing options and financing alternatives. Also covered: The myth of 20% down-payments, Closing Cost Assistance, Loan Options and More.