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HB 1647 Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices.

Introduced by: Jeffrey M. Bourne | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Prohibits any locality, its employees, or its appointed commissions from discriminating (i) in the application of local land use ordinances or guidelines; (ii) in the permitting of housing developments on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap; or (iii) in the permitting of housing developments because the housing development contains or is expected to contain affordable housing units occupied or intended for occupancy by families or individuals with incomes at or below 80 percent of the median income of the area where the housing development is located or is proposed to be located. The bill also requires the Fair Housing Board, after determining the existence of an unlawful discriminatory housing practice and after consultation with the Attorney General, to immediately refer the matter to the Attorney General for civil action.


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