The DC Council has recently taken steps to establish a new plan for, and modifications to, the District Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA) to increase its utility and use.
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Tenant voices were conspicuously absent from the deliberation on recommendations that will affect the District’s most vulnerable renters’ ability to remain housed through the end of the pandemic and long after.
Tenants from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia marched to the home of White House domestic policy chief Susan Rice on Jan. 23 and called on the Biden administration to include rent cancelation in the latest COVID-19 relief package proposal
Vendor Angie Whitehurst shares her thoughts on the need for rental reform.
The Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a public hearing on omnibus legislation pushed by the Reclaim Rent Control coalition.
D.C. Council has passed a number of temporary and emergency bills to protect renters during the pandemic. Now it is considering permanent protections.
Tenant advocates and landlords testified about five proposed bills that would make changes to the current rent control law at a Sept. 24 public hearing hosted by the Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization.
An overview of the results of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute’s latest report on housing affordability in DC.
Gregory Squires: Predatory lending is a subset of sub-prime lending that unfairly extracts resources from usually poor and marginalized people. It can have tremendous negative effects on people’s lives and on neighborhoods.