End of eviction moratorium could cause ‘tsunami’ of cases
For those who have fallen behind on rent, eviction protections established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could still help — for another month, that is. And locally, attorneys who help people facing eviction are bracing for an influx of cases once the CDC’s moratorium expires.
Council cuts funding for golf course
The Heritage Oaks Golf Course would take a 36.5% cut in city funding, following the Harrisonburg City Council’s latest version of the 2021 budget, which got its first reading at Tuesday’s meeting.
First family to use city meeting interpreter service ask council to help with rental problems
Members of a Harrisonburg family who speak Spanish were the first to use the Harrisonburg City Council’s new simultaneous interpreter service when they asked for help at Tuesday’s meeting with a housing problem.
Council narrowly approves mixed-use development in Reservoir St. neighborhood
A multi-story, mixed-use apartment complex planned on Reservoir Street is moving forward after a series of close votes by the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday.
Could new zoning changes for housing ease the squeeze? Harrisonburg’s about to have that debate
The way Harrisonburg zones for new housing could change drastically over the next several years as city leaders wrestle with their approach to new developments. And early signs of those changes are starting this month.
Harrisonburg’s housing crunch leads to fewer homes on the market — and those that are don’t stick around long
Soon, perhaps even later today, Wes Way hopes he will have signed the contract on a home in the Northeast neighborhood. But he’s had to get creative to do it.
Way is one of the prospective buyers scrambling to find a home before it gets snapped up in Harrisonburg’s tight market. Knowing the seller can be a boon to buyers, as homes tend to be on the market for a matter of days, or sometimes hours, before going under contract.