The CDC ruled that no evictions can take place until the end of March, noting that sending people into shelters increases the rate of spread of COVID-19.
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D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is suing to uphold a D.C. Council bill invalidating all evictions until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Paula Dyan, a former social worker with homelessness experience, shares about resources to help those at risk of becoming homeless during the pandemic.
The D.C. Superior Court ruled legislation that gives protections to tenants facing eviction is unconstitutional, violating property owners rights.
Worries about eviction during the pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic renters, widening the racial wealth gap.
D.C. Council gives the Mayor authority to extend the state of emergency, thus extend the eviction moratorium. But COVID-19 and unemployment remain issues.
The DC Council has not yet passed a permanent bill to seal eviction records for tenants in the District.
D.C. Council has passed a number of temporary and emergency bills to protect renters during the pandemic. Now it is considering permanent protections.
The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation last week that provides for eviction records to be sealed after 30 days when eviction is not granted, and after three years when a tenant is evicted. The legislation is part of a package to limit the long term impacts of eviction, which limits the use of prior evictions for landlords deciding whether to rent to tenants and calls for the fee to file an eviction with the court to be raised.
A Street Sense Media analysis determined that only six of the 24 at-large DC Council candidates on the ballot advertised specific plans with measurable goals to address homelessness in their online platforms. We sent them five questions about local poverty.
Three rental assistance programs, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program and the DHCD Rental Assistance program still have funds available for tenants. With these funds, as well as further action, the District hopes to prevent an eviction surge post-pandemic.
Landlords cannot provide eviction notices to tenants until the current eviction moratorium expires, the D.C. Council decided Sept. 22.
Organizers and D.C. residents made noise outside At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds’s house and gave speeches about the need for rent cancellation for D.C. residents.
The DC Tenant Union organized strikes in a dozen apartment buildings across the city to urge the council to cancel rent in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
Proposed funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in fiscal year 2021 has decreased by $15,000 compared to what was approved this year.
Local tenants who have been withholding rent since December describe the myriad problems with their apartments, including mold, bedbugs, leaks and broken heaters.
After local tenants withheld their rent to demand repairs, their landlord sent them eviction notices. A rally was held the morning of their court date.
Brookland Manor residents keep on fighting the possible displacement they face with upcoming redevelopment.
Since 2015, the D.C. Department of Human Services has decreased the number of families in its care by over 40 percent.