Foreclosure counseling pilot program; established in Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, etc. (SB644)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas) with support from co-patrons Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foreclosure counseling pilot program.  Directs the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to establish a pilot program for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park under which qualified employees of the Department will provide foreclosure counseling to homeowners at no charge. Counseling will include facilitated negotiations between homeowners and mortgagees for the purpose of reaching an agreement for mortgage loan modification or other agreement in an attempt to avoid foreclosure or to mitigate damages if foreclosure is unavoidable. Participation in the program is optional. The Director is required to report on the effectiveness of the program. The measure expires July 1, 2017. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104082D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB644)
01/30/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB644E
02/14/2012Printed as engrossed 12104082D-E
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB644E)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


This bill mentions Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.