Fair Housing

B23-0617 - Housing Finance Agency Conflict of Interest Prevention Amendment Act of 2020

As introduced Bill 23-617 prevents conflicts of interest with members of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency by prohibiting the use of District government funding programs while serving the Agency.

Date introduced: 01/21/20                             Status: Under Council Review

Supporters: T. White, Cheh, Grosso, Allen, Gray

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0617

B23-0042 - Substandard Construction Relief Amendment Act of 2019

As introduced it requires Construction Code violators who damage adjoining property be ordered to repair the damage or pay restitution to the owner.

Date introduced: 01/08/19                             Status: Under Council Review

Supporters: Bonds, Evans, Cheh, T. White, Todd, Nadeau, R. White, McDuffie, Gray, Allen, Mendelson

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B23-0042

B22-0905 - Real Estate LLC Transparency Amendment Act of 2018

As introduced, this bill authorizes the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to require disclosure of all persons with a financial interest in a Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership seeking a residential housing endorsement to a Basic Business License.

Provisions of this bill have been incorporated in Bill 22-317.

Date introduced: 07/10/18                             Status: Expired

Supporters: Nadeau, Allen, R. White, Cheh, T. White, Bonds

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0905

B22-0684 - Blighted Property Redevelopment Amendment Act of 2018

As introduced, this bill authorizes the Mayor to reclassify blighted vacant properties as vacant properties when provided with evidence that a property owner will meet the vacant property definition prior to final inspection. It also establishes the criteria used to determine that a vacant building is not a blighted vacant building.

Provisions of this bill have been incorporated in Bill 22-317.

Date introduced: 02/06/18                             Status: Expired

Supporters: Grosso, Nadeau, Evans

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0684

B22-0505 - Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2017

As introduced, this bill establishes a new program in the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program. The program will provide financial assistance in the form of a zero interest loan to seniors who meet the eligibility requirements. The max amount that can be provided to a single homeowner over a five year period is $50,000.

Date introduced: 10/03/17                             Status: Expired

Supporters: T. White, Gray, Bonds, Todd, R. White, Nadeau, Grosso

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0505

B22-0448 - Senior Tenants and Residents with Disabilities Rental Assistance Program Amendment Act of 2017

As introduced, this bill establishes a new rental subsidy program for seniors and tenants with disabilities and specifies that the maximum amount that may be disbursed per recipient is $500 per month.

Date introduced: 9/19/17                             Status: Expired

Supporters: T. White, R. White, Nadeau, Todd, Grosso, Bonds

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0448

B22-0104 - Inclusionary Zoning Consistency Amendment Act of 2017

Law 22-24 amends income percentages associated with the low-income and middle-income designations within the Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Date introduced: 02/07/17                             Status: Official Law

Vote: 13-0

Supporters: Nadeau, Bonds, Cheh, Allen, R. White, T. White, Mendelson, McDuffie

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B22-0104

B21-0662 - Public Housing Rehabilitation Amendment Act of 2016

As introduced, this bill establishes a fund to support the rehabilitation of public housing units, the Public Housing Rehabilitation Fund. The fund shall consist of annual appropriations, unobligated funds remaining in the Rent Supplement Fund at the end of every fiscal year, interest accrued by the fund, and any other funds received by the District for the repair, rehabilitation, or renovating public housing. The bill requires the District of Columbia Housing Authority to submit a comprehensive report to the Council each year regarding its use of the Fund.

Date introduced: 03/15/16                             Status: Expired

Supporters: Cheh, Nadeau, Allen, Grosso

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B21-0662

B21-0598 - Vacant Property Enforcement Amendment Act of 2016

Law 21-200 requires that a designation of vacant or blighted property remain until the property owner submits sufficient information to the Mayor to change the classification. It allows for certain exceptions from registering a property as vacant based on the current level of active construction or renovation. It clarifies that the allowable time for the exemption is one year for a residential building and two years for a commercial property. It increases the maximum fine of noncompliance with certain vacant registration requirements from $1000 to a fine not to exceed $5000.

Incorporates provisions from Bill 21-527, the "Vacant and Blighted Buildings Enforcement Amendment Act of 2015."

Date introduced: 02/02/16                             Status: Official Law

Vote: 13-0

Supporters: Todd, May, Bonds, Evans, Cheh, Nadeau, McDuffie, Allen, Mendelson

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B21-0598

B21-0527 - Vacant and Blighted Buildings Enforcement Amendment Act of 2015

As introduced, this bill requires that the classification of a building as vacant or blighted continues until the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) approves a change in classification; it sets up standards necessary to avoid a vacant property classification such as submitting evidence that demonstrates that the owner has been actively seeking in good faith to rent or sell it. DCRA is required to maintain and publish a list of buildings that are registered as, or have been determined to be, vacant or blighted vacant buildings.

Provisions incorporated into Bill 21-598, the "Vacant Property Enforcement Amendment Act of 2016."

Date introduced: 12/15/15                             Status: Expired

Supporters: May, Todd, Orange, Nadeau, Cheh, Mendelson, Allen

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B21-0527

PR21-0137 - Sense of the Council in Support of Improving Inclusionary Zoning Resolution of 2015

To declare the sense of the Council in support of amendments to the inclusionary zoning regulations, Chapter 26 of Title 11 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, which require new and rehabilitated residential developments to include housing units permanently affordable to low- and moderate-income residents in exchange for permitting housing developers to obtain additional zoning density as a matter of right, to increase the availability of affordable housing.

Date introduced: 04/14/15                             Status: Approved

Vote: 13-0

Supporters: Orange, Nadeau, Alexander, Bonds, Grosso, Allen, Cheh, Evans, Mendelson

Full text: https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/PR21-0137