Advocacy Alert: Virginia General Assembly Special Session

The Virginia General Assembly convened for a Special Session starting Tuesday, August 18. The special session may last a maximum of 30 days. There are several items on the agenda for the special session that advocates and those with a stake in affordable housing issues will find important.

At the Session issues will be discussed and voted on including:

  • New state budget (based on COVID-impacts)
  • Rental assistance and eviction prevention
  • Criminal justice and policing reform

Due to COVID-19, Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam, and state legislators froze more than $2.2 billion, including funding for:

So how can you help? There are various ways.

  1. Email our call your representatives. Check this website to verify your legislator.
  2. Follow Virginia Housing Alliance and share updates on social media.