Affordable housing dwelling unit program; allows governing body to amend its zoning ordinances. (HB1565)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Affordable housing dwelling unit program. Allows the governing body of any locality to amend its zoning ordinances to provide for an affordable housing dwelling unit program. Under current law only certain specific localities are permitted to provide for such a program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100891D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (11-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


This bill mentions Albemarle, Alexandria, Loudoun.


Va Housing Coalition, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Housing Coalition strongly supports this bill that would expand the authority of any locality in the state to adopt an affordable dwelling unit ordinance. Currently, each locality must seek GA approval for this type of program. ADU's " encourage the construction and continued existence of moderately priced housing by providing for optional increases in density in order to reduce land costs for such moderately priced housing." This bill died in subcommittee.