Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

The DCLG team has a long tradition of offering legal services to political subdivisions and other governmental entities of the Commonwealth of Virginia. For over sixty years, the firm has served as general counsel to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, one of the leading redevelopment and housing authorities in the nation. The firm also represents numerous other housing and special purpose authorities, including Charlottesville, Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, as well as cities, towns and counties throughout the Commonwealth.

Our lawyers provide advice on matters relating to the governance and administration of public agencies, the procurement of goods and services by public bodies and the interpretation and application of statutes such as the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the Virginia Public Procurement Act.

DCLG advises and assists in various modes of land acquisition and disposition; including through RAD and Section 18. The DCLG team provides advice and assistance in the development of single purpose commercial structures as well as multiple use retail or commercial centers, in addition to providing advice on financing mechanisms, whether taxable or tax exempt, including low income housing tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits.

We assist in personnel issues and the administration of employee grievance procedures applicable to governmental bodies and represent clients in litigation relating to evictions, construction disputes and employment matters.

  • Bond Transactions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • Construction and Management of Housing Units
  • Conventional Public Housing Development
  • Disposition, Demolition and Development Approval Process
  • Elderly Housing Development
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnations
  • Employee Grievance Procedures
  • Financing for PHA Projects
  • HOME Program
  • HOPE VI
  • HUD Regulatory Issues
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
  • Management Concerns of Housing Providers
  • Mixed-Finance Public Housing Developments
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  • New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)
  • Organization and Governance of PHA Affiliates
  • Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILOT) Structures
  • Public Housing Agencies (PHA) Administration
  • Procurement Issues and Bid Protests
  • Project Based Vouchers
  • Public Housing Assessment Management
  • Public Housing Regulatory Issues
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Development and Financing
  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
  • Revolving Loans Fund
  • Section 8 Program (Housing Choice Vouchers)
  • State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Mixed-Income Communities
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Uniform Relocation Act Requirements
  • Virginia Freedom of Information Act
  • Voluntary Conveyances
  • Zoning and Land Use

Sample Transactions

Representative Clients

  • Developers
  • Lenders and Financial Institutions
  • Local and State Agencies/Government Entities
  • Municipal and Quasi-Municipal Organizations
  • Public Housing Agencies
  • Redevelopment and Housing Authorities

Practice Contacts