Homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks; housing protections, foreclosures, etc. (SB1327)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Housing Bill of Rights; housing protections; foreclosures; manufactured housing. Provides for various protections for homeowners and tenants of manufactured home parks, including (i) restricting the circumstances under which a court may order a person's primary residence to be sold to enforce a judgment lien; (ii) requiring localities to incorporate into their comprehensive plans strategies to promote manufactured housing as a source of affordable housing; (iii) requiring the Director of Housing and Community Development to develop a statement of tenant rights and responsibilities explaining in plain language the rights and responsibilities of tenants under the Virginia Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; (iv) in the case of a deed of trust conveying owner-occupied residential real estate, prohibiting a trustee of such deed of trust from selling such property in a foreclosure sale without receiving an affidavit signed by the party that provided notice of the sale to the owner confirming that such notice was sent to the owner, with a copy of such notice attached to the affidavit; (v) in the case of a deed of trust conveying owner-occupied residential real estate, increasing the notice period for a foreclosure sale from 14 to 60 days and requiring such notice to provide the grantor with information regarding housing counseling; and (vi) requiring the landlord of a manufactured home park to provide tenants who own their manufactured home information about housing assistance and legal aid organizations. The bill also requires the Department of Housing and Community Development to convene a stakeholder group to assist in the development of the statement of tenant rights and responsibilities. The provisions of the bill related to the specifics of the notice that is required before a trustee can sell a property in a foreclosure sale have a delayed effective date of October 1, 2021. This bill is identical to HB 2175. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102508D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1327)
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103516D-S1
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103516D-S1
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1327S1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1327S1)
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200022D-H1
02/15/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1327H1)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200022D-H1
02/16/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1327H1
02/16/2021Passed House with substitute (63-Y 35-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Title replaced 21200022D-H1
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1327ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1327ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 92 (effective - see bill)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2175.

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