By Shernita Bethea
Housing and Human Services Manager
The Virginia Housing Coalition Information Service has scheduled a series of four regional meetings on the SAFE Act requirements. These informational sessions will cover the basic principles of the Act, how it is being implemented in Virginia, and what types of activities are covered under this law.
On July 1, 2010, the SAFE Act provisions were implemented in Virginia. The Act, as implemented in Virginia law, covers a broad range of activities that can include certain types of housing counseling as well as a variety of housing assistance programs that involve securing the assistance with a deed of trust.
A panel of experts including representatives from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as local agencies that have completed the licensing process will be in attendance to answer questions regarding how to become licensed, cost and fees associated with licensure, as well as the long term management implications of the law. The Hampton Roads session will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 10:00 am until noon at the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. The cost of registration is $20. Other information sessions are scheduled throughout the State in Richmond, Roanoke, and Alexandria. For more information or to register, click here.