Councilmembers Silverman and May Co-Introduce Legislation to Prevent Resident Displacement around St. Elizabeths Campus Redevelopment
Posted by Ashley Fox on April 05, 2016 at 3:48 PM
At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman and Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May today introduced a bill that would safeguard D.C. residents who neighbor a major economic development project, specifically the St. Elizabeths project in Ward 8, by providing additional financial assistance and legal resources to prevent gentrification. Additional co-introducers included Councilmembers Anita Bonds (At-Large), David Grosso (At-Large), Vincent Orange (At-Large), Mary Cheh (Ward 3), Charles Allen (Ward 6), and Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1). The bill was co-sponsored by Councilmember Brandon Todd (Ward 4).
The bill, titled the Displacement Prevention Amendment Act of 2016, would help current residents surrounding the St. Elizabeths campus in two ways: It doubles the maximum income tax credit available to District renters and homeowners through Schedule H in a targeted zone around the Ward 8 campus and provides additional resources, including legal assistance, to help residents purchase or remain in their homes.Read more