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Housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish, etc., 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 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) the clerk of the city or county in which the housing project is located, (iii) any agency that would be responsible for administering tenant-based rental assistance to persons who would otherwise be displaced from the housing project, and (iv) each tenant residing in the housing project. The bill requires the authority to also serve such notice on 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 otherwise dispose of a 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.

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02/03/2020 Senate: Printed as engrossed 20105098D-E Open
01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105098D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105098D
    SENATE BILL NO. 708
    Senate Amendments in [ ] � February 3, 2020
    A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 36-7.2, relating to housing; housing authorities; notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of housing projects.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator McClellan
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    Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 36-7.2 as follows:

    36-7.2. Notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of housing projects.

    A. Any housing authority required to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of a housing project shall serve a notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of such housing project containing the requirements listed in subsection C at least [ 12 9 ] months prior to any application submission date to (i) the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, (ii) �[ the clerk of the city or county in which the housing project is located, (iii) ] any agency that would be responsible for administering tenant-based rental assistance to persons who would otherwise be displaced from the housing project, and [ (iv) (iii) ] each tenant residing in the housing project.

    B. The authority shall also provide notice containing the requirements listed in subsection C to any prospective tenant who is offered a rental agreement subsequent to the initial notice sent pursuant to subsection A prior to the prospective tenant signing the rental agreement or paying any deposit.

    C. Notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of a housing project shall include:

    1. The anticipated date upon which an application to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of the housing project will be submitted to HUD;

    2. The name, address, and phone number of any local legal aid societies;

    3. Instructions for requesting more information pertaining to the application process, timeline, and implications for the tenant; and

    4. Instructions for submitting written comment to the housing authority regarding the demolition, liquidation, or disposal of the housing project.

    D. During the [ 12-month �9-month ] period subsequent to the provision of the notice required by subsection A, the housing authority shall not (i) increase rent for any tenant above the amount authorized by any federal assistance program applicable to the housing project; (ii) change the terms of the rental agreement for any tenant, except as permitted under the existing rental agreement; or (iii) evict a tenant or demand 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.

    E. Any party who is entitled to receive notice under this section may bring a civil action to enjoin action by the housing authority or recover actual damages for any violation of this section, including any court costs and reasonable attorney fees.

    [ 2. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on January 1, 2021. ]

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Jennifer L. McClellan D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
    01/29/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (13-Y 1-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105098D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
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    Start Description.
    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 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) the clerk of the city or county in whi
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    Bill TEXT Points.
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    Housing and Community Development
    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of a housing project shall serve a notice of intent to demolish, liquidate, or otherwise dispose of such housing project containing the requirements listed in subsection C at least [ 12 �9 ] months prior to any application submission date to (i) the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, (ii) �[ the clerk of the city or county in which the housing project is located, (iii) ]

    Virginia
    708 Senate Amendments in [ ] � February 3, 2020 A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 36-7

    Housing authorities



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