Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. (SB909)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of income to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill defines "source of income" as any source that lawfully provides funds to or on behalf of a renter or buyer of housing, including any assistance, benefit, or subsidy program, whether such program is administered by a governmental or nongovernmental entity. Amends § 36-96.1, § 36-96.1:1, § 36-96.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

History

DateAction
01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104940D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB909)
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1408.

Comments

Sunshine Mathon writes:

Source of income protection is a critical missing tool to making sure people have access to quality housing they can afford. The other civic benefit is that we begin to blend our communities with people of all backgrounds - a vital aspect of a functioning civic society.

Thank you.
Sunshine Mathon

Mangold writes:

Discrimination based on an individual's source of income significantly impacts an individuals' and family's life opportunities. Often, this sort of discrimination results in homelessness and/or uninhabitable living situations. The enactment of this bill is critical to help improve the lives of those most vulnerable. No matter the source of income, one deserves the right to housing. Thank you, Senator, McClellan.

Mangold writes:

Discrimination based on an individual's source of income significantly impacts an individuals' and family's life opportunities. Often, this sort of discrimination results in homelessness and/or uninhabitable living situations. The enactment of this bill is critical to help improve the lives of those most vulnerable. No matter the source of income, one deserves the right to housing.