Inclusionary housing; zoning. (HB545)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inclusionary housing; zoning. Requires cities and towns in the Commonwealth to develop and promulgate housing plans that address the supply of safe, sanitary, and affordable shelter for all current and anticipated residents of their communities. Such plans must connect economic development efforts that bring new jobs to the supply of safe, sanitary, and affordable shelter for all who will fill those jobs; the location of housing and the location of mobility resources; and the availability of accredited high-quality affordable education, parks, indoor and outdoor recreation, libraries, health care, and healthy living resources, including the availability of fresh food. Such housing plans shall be reviewed and revised no less frequently than every five years. Cities and towns that promulgate a housing plan may create, implement, and enforce inclusionary housing programs applicable to new housing development and conversions of previously nonresidential uses into residential uses. Counties utilizing the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) or the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) may also follow and use these provisions to provide inclusionary housing. Read the Bill »


01/08/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee


01/05/2020Stricken from House calendar
01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104925D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/08/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/08/2020Stricken from House calendar
01/10/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB545)