C100 Testimony DC Council Housing Committee Opposing B23-0530

Andrea Rosen

C100 opposes "means testing," proposed by B23-0530, because it is inconsistent with the statutory purpose of rent stabilization. Moreover, the problem it proposes to solve has not been substantiated.  Means-testing provides no new affordable housing, of which the District is in dire need, but in seeking to replace one population of rent-burdened residents with another that is more rent-burdened, it creates its own displacement dynamic.