DC Council Ends 2016 with approval of Anita Bonds Legislation

DC Council Gives Final Approval of Councilmember Anita Bonds’ Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC –On December 20, the Council of the District of Columbia approved final passage of the following legislation authored by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds.

The “Condominium Owner Bill of Rights Amendment Act of 2016” improves notice requirements before foreclosure sales, which will help direct condominium owners to where they can find help to avoid foreclosure.… Read more

Elderly and Tenants with Disabilities Protection Act Passes DC Council

WASHINGTON, DC –Last week, the Council of the District of Columbia approved final passage of the Elderly and Tenants with Disabilities Act, authored by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds.

The “Elderly Tenant and Tenant with a Disability Protection Amendment Act of 2016” will protect low-income elderly and low-income tenants with disabilities from sharp increases in rent, by exempting them from rent increases resulting from the following housing provider petitions: Hardship, Services and Facilities, Substantial Rehabilitation, and Voluntary Agreements.… Read more

Council Approves Passage of Feminine Hygiene and Diapers Sales Tax Exemption

DC Council Approves Councilmember Anita Bonds’ Legislation: Feminine Hygiene and Diapers Sales Tax Exemption Amendment Act and Rent Control Hardship Petition Limitation Amendment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, November 15, the Council of the District of Columbia approved final passage to two bills authored by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds.… Read more

The Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults is now law

The US Government estimates that roughly $3 billion dollars are lost each year due to the financial exploitation of senior citizens. In the District, the senior population, currently estimated at 120,000 residents, continues to grow, yet financial exploitation of seniors was not a crime!… Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Anita Bonds Bill Targets Slumlords

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2016|
Contact: David Meadows
dmeadows@dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8064

Councilmember Anita Bonds Bill Targets Slumlords

WASHINGTON, DC – Rightfully, there has been significant media attention paid to apartment buildings and rental units throughout the District that have landlords who appear to have purposefully neglected their properties, putting the health, security, and well-being of tenants in jeopardy.… Read more