This article examines the crisis of eviction that exists in the Commonwealth
of Virginia and the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted
the particular vulnerability of low-income and minority communities.
Zoning policies, financing practices, limitations on tenants’ rights, and other
legal structures built into the Virginia Code underscore issues of systemic
racism that exacerbate the lack of affordable housing and instability of rental
opportunities. The article provides a highlight of recent legislation passed by
the Virginia General Assembly that seeks to address some of these concerns.
Safe at Home: Addressing Virginia's Housing Policy Concerns in a Pandemic,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/pilr/vol25/iss1/4