HB2072: Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door program; VHDA shall report recommendations for creating Program.


HOUSE BILL NO. 2072
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on General Laws
on January 26, 2021)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Convirs-Fowler)
A BILL to direct the Virginia Housing Development Authority to report on recommendations for the creation of a Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door Program.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Virginia Housing Development Authority shall report to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology, and the Virginia Housing Commission no later than July 1, 2022, on recommendations, including any legislative recommendations, for the creation of a Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door Program to provide financial incentives for law-enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and teachers to purchase homes within designated revitalization areas in the localities in which they are employed. Such program shall be similar to the Good Neighbor Next Door Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2072

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 12, 2021
A BILL to direct the Virginia Housing Development Authority to convene a work group to establish a plan for the creation of a Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door program.

Patrons-- Convirs-Fowler, Hurst, Adams, D.M., Askew, Ayala, Delaney, Hope, Keam, Kory, Mugler, Murphy, Plum, Rasoul, Roem, Samirah, Scott, Simon, Simonds and Subramanyam

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Virginia Housing Development Authority shall convene a work group consisting of stakeholders as the Authority shall deem appropriate to establish a plan for the creation of a Virginia Good Neighbor Next Door program to provide financial incentives for law-enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and teachers to purchase homes within designated revitalization areas in the localities in which they are employed. Such program shall be similar to the Good Neighbor Next Door Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The work group shall report its findings and recommendations, including any legislative recommendations, to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology no later than July 1, 2022.