Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau rallied alongside about 150 tenants and supporters at a Columbia Heights apartment building and vowed to pursue legislative initiatives to expand the city’s rent control law. The rally was organized by Reclaim Rent Control, a campaign supported by 45 local union and non-profits which aims to improve conditions in rent-controlled apartments.
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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.
Some Ward 1 residents say they have legitimate concerns about the construction of a new homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
The landlord declined to comment on the matter.
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
Nonprofit developer Jubilee Housing is building affordable housing in Columbia Heights that will allow low-income families to stay in their neighborhood.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
Speakers from One DC, Amalgamated Transit Union 689 and others encouraged the crowd to contact their council members and call for affordable transit.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A group of homeless men who stayed at La Casa sued the city under the Fair Housing Act.
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