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Tenants withholding payments urge DC Council to cancel rent

Monday, July 13, 2020

D.C. ranks third in a national housing policy scorecard system that measures the steps all states have taken to prevent homelessness during and after the pandemic. So far, D.C. has issued a ban on evictions, late fees and utility shut offs for the duration of the public health emergency. The Department of Housing and Community Development also developed two rental assistance programs to aid residents impacted by the public health crisis. But, since there is no action addressing rental debt, there may still be a surge in evictions after the state of emergency expires, according to the Eviction Lab.

Street Sense Media/Eunice Sung

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