C100 Testimony Bill 23-0391 The Public Housing Rehabilitation Oversight Task Force Act Of 2019

Kirby Vining

As we know all too well, the DCHA has done an abysmal job of maintaining its housing stock.  By any standard, the deterioration of some 2,500 of the DCHA units to the point that they are currently described as “uninhabitable” is disgraceful.  While the subject of how this happened over several years is important to understand going forward, the greater priority is to adopt a multi-faceted approach to expanding and stabilizing public housing in partnership with families that are threatened with displacement.