Housing Advocacy Session Update: Halfway Through
Monday, February 15th, 2021
Dear fellow housing advocates,
We are roughly halfway through the 2021 regular legislative session and have made great progress advancing tenants’ rights in Virginia! All but one of the bills we are supporting this session have passed in both chambers!
On Wednesday afternoon, February 17, the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee will consider Delegate Price’s bill (HB1889) to give tenants more time to pay rent and stay housed.
The bill takes tenant protections that passed during the 2019 special legislative session, extension of the pay or quit period from five to 14 days and requirement that larger landlords offer tenants a payment plan before evicting tenants for late rent, and makes them a permanent part of the Virginia Landlord Tenant Act.
How to support HB1889:
1. Take action here or through the button below.
2. Sign-up to give public testimony during the committee meeting.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep tenants housed!
Director of Housing Advocacy
Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program Fellow