Committee on Housing and Community Development Public Hearing Announcement – March 31

Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chairperson
Committee on Housing and Community Development

Announces a Public Hearing of the Committee on

B21-0119, the “Rent Control Housing Clearinghouse Amendment Act of 2015”
and
B21-0054, the “Adequate Notice of Affordability Expiration Amendment Act of 2015”

on

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.
John A. Wilson Building, Room 500
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chairperson of the Committee on Housing and Community Development, will hold a public hearing on B21-0119, the “Rent Control Housing Clearinghouse Amendment Act of 2015” and B21-0054, the “Adequate Notice of Affordability Expiration Amendment Act of 2015”. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building.

The purpose of B21-0119 is to require the establishment of an online database and portal for the filing of forms required of housing providers under the Rental Housing Act of 1985 to provide information relevant to tenants seeking and living in rent control accommodations and a source of data for policy making regarding improvements to the District’s rent control regime. The stated purpose of B21-0054 is to require that an owner of rental property receiving tax credits give tenants written notification at least 90 days prior to the effective date of a rent increase based on a property’s expiration of affordability requirements.

Those who wish to testify are requested to telephone the Committee on Housing and Community Development, at (202) 724-5473, or email ikang@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), by close of business on March 30, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to submit 15 copies of written testimony. Oral testimony should be limited to three minutes for individuals and five minutes for organizations. Copies of B21-0119 and B21-0054 can be obtained through the Legislative Services Division ((202) 724-8050) of the Office of the Secretary to the Council, or at http://lims.dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Housing and Community Development, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 112, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2015.

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