C100 Testimony DC Council Rent Stabilization Protection Amendment Act Of 2023

David Marlin

Anticipating that DCHA could take some time to create rent-reasonableness standards, the testimony recommends that the bill be modified to go into effect immediately, with DCHA paying no higher a rent for a voucher-holding tenant than the last rent charged to a non-subsidized tenant who occupied that rent-stabilized unit. DCHA should increase staffing to ensure effective implementation; and should publish its rent reasonableness formula for comment before implementation.