Housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish or liquidate housing projects. (HB921)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), and Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102248D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB921)
02/06/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/06/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20105672D-H1
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105672D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB921H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 42-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB921H1)
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB921ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB921ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 397 (effective 1/1/21)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)