by Shirley Adelstein
ANC Commissioner, SMD 3F02
Please join me for a community meeting on rent concessions with Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Anita Bonds! The meeting will be hosted by the Van Ness South Tenant Association on Thursday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in the first floor community room at 3003 Van Ness Street NW.
Participants will have the opportunity to offer questions and comments related to proposed rent control legislation that will be discussed at a hearing in October 19. This meeting is open to the public.
Please see below for additional information on the rent concession issue, proposed legislation, upcoming hearing, and how you can submit your thoughts or testimony to the City Council.
Washington City Paper coverage: Landlords Exploit D.C. Rent Control Laws, Jacking Up Prices After ‘Concessions’ Expire
Rent Concession and Rent Ceiling Abolition Clarification Amendment Act of 2016 (B21-0880)
The Committee on Housing and Community Development will discuss this and other rent control bills at a hearing on Wednesday, October 19, at 10:00 a.m. in room 123 of the Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
For additional information, see dccouncil.us/events/hcd-public-hearing2
Make your voice heard!
Testify at the Hearing
Anyone may request to testify on the proposed legislation. Those who wish to testify should telephone the Committee on Housing and Community Development at (202) 724-8900 or email Oscar Montiel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), by close of business on October 18, 2016. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to submit 15 copies of written testimony.
Submit Testimony If You Cannot Attend the Hearing
If you are unable or do not wish to testify in person, you may submit written testimony by email to Oscar Montiel at email@example.com. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), by close of business on October 18, 2016.
Email City Councilmembers
Consider emailing Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and members of the Committee on Housing and Community Development to express your views or share your personal experience. It is very important that they hear from us! Here are their names and emails:
Mary Cheh – MCheh@dccouncil.us
Anita Bonds – ABonds@dccouncil.us
Robert White, Jr. – RWhite@dccouncil.us
Elissa Silverman – ESilverman@dccouncil.us
LaRuby May – LMay@dccouncil.us
Brianne Nadeau – BNadeau@dccouncil.us