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Loudoun County Board of Equalization to begin Accepting Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals March 11

Loudoun County Board of Equalization to begin Accepting Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals March 11

From Loudoun County -- Property owners who wish to file an appeal of their 2011 Real Estate Tax Assessment can do so online beginning Friday, March 11 through Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

All residential property owners are strongly encouraged to file their appeal online.  Commercial property owners are required to file online.  Property owners who appeal can apply to appear in-person before the Board of Equalization (BOE), or designate a representative to appear for them, or submit a notarized appeal without having to appear.  Hearings may commence as early as April 11, 2011.

Detailed information, including the online application and instructions will be available March 11, 2011, at www.loudoun.gov/boe.

 

Leesburg Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Arts & Cultural District

Leesburg Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Arts & Cultural District

Public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Loudoun County Offers Downpayment/Closing Costs Assistance Program

Loudoun County Offers Downpayment/Closing Costs Assistance Program

Loudoun County offers financial assistance through the Downpayment/Closing Costs Assistance Program (DPCC) to first-time homebuyers. The program assists low-to moderate-income homebuyers purchase homes in the county.

Administered by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, the program makes loans available to homebuyers with a total household income between $31,050 and $72,450. Applicants must currently live and/or work in the county for the most recent six (6) months. Standard eligibility requirements apply. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Highlights of the program include:

County Schedules Public Information Sessions on Government Support Center

County Schedules Public Information Sessions on Government Support Center

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Department of Construction and Waste Management and the Office of Transportation Services are holding two public information sessions in March on the proposed amended master plan for the county’s Government Support Center site.

The Government Support Center site is located on an approximately 670-acre parcel located on the east side of Sycolin Road (Route 625), on the north side of Cochran Mill Road (Route 653), and on the south side of the Town of Leesburg. The parcel contains Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park and several existing county facilities.

The public information sessions will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Cool Spring Elementary School, 501 Tavistock Drive, S.E. in Leesburg.

Loudoun County Offers Public Employee Homeownership Grant Program

Loudoun County Offers Public Employee Homeownership Grant Program

From Loudoun County -- Loudoun County’s Public Employee Homeownership Grant Program offers a grant of a secured loan to income-eligible employees of the Loudoun County Government and Loudoun County Public Schools. The program assists low-to moderate-income public employees in purchasing a home in Loudoun County.  

Administered by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, the program offers grants in the amounts of $5,000 for the purchase of a home located anywhere within the county; $15,000 for the purchase of a foreclosed, bank-owned property in the county; or $25,000 for the purchase of a property in Loudoun County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) designated neighborhoods.  More information on the NSP neighborhoods can be found at www.loudoun.gov/nsp

Loudoun County Schedules Homebuyer Education Classes

Loudoun County Schedules Homebuyer Education Classes

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services will be facilitating Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) homebuyer education classes in the first half of 2011.

The six-hour classes, with a curriculum provided by VHDA, provide a basic overview of the home buying process and are directed towards first-time homebuyers.  They are offered over two evenings and there is no cost to attend.  The next classes are scheduled for February 22 and 24, 2011, at the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, N.E. in Leesburg. Registration is required. Please call 703-777-0353 to register.

More information, including the schedule of classes for the first half of the year, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/homebuyer-classes or at www.vhda.com.

Kennedy Lawson Smith to Speak in Downtown Leesburg on January 19, 2011

Kennedy Lawson Smith to Speak in Downtown Leesburg on January 19, 2011

Former National Main Street Program director to discuss the impact of infrastructure improvement projects on downtowns