Affordable housing; purchase of development rights. (HB878)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of development rights for affordable housing. Permits any local government to purchase development rights or accept the donation of development rights in an effort to preserve and provide affordable housing. The bill grants local governments the powers necessary to carry out the purchase of such development rights. The bill prohibits the conversion or diversion of such affordable housing once the development rights are purchased unless the local government determines that such diversion is essential to the development and growth of the locality and in accordance with the locality's comprehensive plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104341D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2024Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House (85-Y 15-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Passage (85-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Local Government with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed by for the day
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2024Passed by for the day
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/23/2024Rereferred to General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Continued to 2025 in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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