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HB 921

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish or liquidate housing projects.

Abstract

Housing; housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of housing projects. Requires that any housing authority required to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of a housing project must also serve a notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of such housing project, containing specified information, at least 12 months prior to any application submission date to (i) the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, (ii) any agency that would be responsible for administering tenant-based rental assistance to persons who would otherwise be displaced from the housing project, and (iii) each tenant residing in the housing project. The bill requires the authority to also provide such notice to any prospective tenant who is offered a rental agreement subsequent to the initial notice. During the 12-month period subsequent to the initial notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or dispose of the housing project, the housing authority is prohibited from (a) increasing rent for any tenant above the amount authorized by any federal assistance program applicable to the housing project; (b) changing the terms of the rental agreement for any tenant, except as permitted under the existing rental agreement; or (c) evicting a tenant or demanding possession of any dwelling unit in the housing project, except for a lease violation or violation of law that threatens the health and safety of the building residents. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 708.

Housing; housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish or liquidate housing projects. Requires that any housing authority required to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish or liquidate a housing project must also serve a notice of intent to demolish or liquidate such housing project, containing specified information, at least 12 months prior to any application submission date to (i) the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, (ii) the clerk of the city or county in which the housing project is located, (iii) any agency that would be responsible for administering tenant-based rental assistance to persons who would otherwise be displaced from the housing project, and (iv) each tenant residing in the housing project. The bill requires the authority to also provide such notice to any prospective tenant who is offered a rental agreement subsequent to the initial notice. During the 12-month period subsequent to the initial notice of intent to demolish or liquidate, the housing authority is prohibited from (a) increasing rent for any tenant above the amount authorized by any federal assistance program applicable to the housing project; (b) changing the terms of the rental agreement for any tenant, except as permitted under the existing rental agreement; or (c) evicting a tenant or demanding possession of any dwelling unit in the housing project, except for a lease violation or violation of law that threatens the health and safety of the building residents.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Jerrauld C. "Jay" Jones

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 89
Primary

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Betsy B. Carr

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 69
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 397 (effective 1/1/21)

Mar 11, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 28, 2020

House

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB921ER)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N 1-A)

Feb 14, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB921H1)

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Feb 11, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB921H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20105672D-H1

House

Read second time

Feb 09, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 06, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20105672D-H1

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 7-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Feb 05, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB921)

Jan 15, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102248D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB921) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB921H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB921ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397) HTML

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Sources

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