On Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax convened three roundtables to hear from members of the community in Richmond and Hampton Roads. The Lt. Governor is continuing ongoing conversations about a serious problem in the Commonwealth surrounding high housing evictions.
On April 7, a front page article in The New York Times highlighted the problem of evictions nationwide. Data collected from 83 million eviction records demonstrated that five of the top ten cities in the country are in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They are: Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake.
His office said Lt. Governor Fairfax is concerned about the issue of evictions as well as the related issues of economic mobility, affordable housing, stagnant wages and poverty.