2017 Begins with new Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

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The Council of the District of Columbia began the New Year welcoming new member, Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White and welcoming back Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent C. Gray at its January 2 organizational meeting.… Read more

Bonds introduces Sweeping Rent Control Legislation. Will Eliminate the Annual 2% Rent Increase and the 10%-30% Vacancy Increase

Councilmember Anita Bonds introduces Sweeping Rent Control Legislation.

Will Eliminate the Annual 2% Rent Increase and the 10%-30% Vacancy Increase

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chairperson of the Housing and Community Development Committee, introduced the “Rental Housing Affordability Stabilization Amendment Act of 2016,” legislation that proposes to eliminate the annual 2% rent increase and the 10%-30% vacancy unit increase for nearly 80,000 units under rent control.… Read more

C Council gives final approval to Councilmember Bonds’ Historic Legislation Limiting Rental Late Fees Late Fees capped at 5% or less and Creates New Tenant Rights

DC Council gives final approval to Councilmember Bonds’ Historic Legislation Limiting Rental Late Fees
Late Fees capped at 5% or less and Creates New Tenant Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Tuesday, September 20, the Council of the District of Columbia gave final approval to At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds’ legislation that limits rental late fee charges to not more than 5% of the tenant’s monthly rent.… Read more

“Safe at Home Act” Approved by DC Council. Will provide funds for Seniors and Disabled to Age in Place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2016
Contact: David Meadows
dmeadows@dccouncil.us
(202) 724-8064

“Safe at Home Act” Approved by DC Council. Will provide funds for Seniors and Disabled to Age in Place

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia gave final approval to the Safe at Home Act of 2015, legislation that establishes an accessibility modification grant program for income eligible residents to modify their homes for mobility and safety.… Read more

Councilmember Bonds Introduces Legislation to Transform Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

Councilmember Bonds Introduces Legislation to Transform Vacant Properties into Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, March 1, At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chairperson of the Committee on Housing and Community Development introduced legislation that would convert vacant, blighted and condemned properties into livable affordable housing.… Read more