The bill affirms that deed restrictions on the basis of demographic traits like race and religion are unlawful and void. It also creates a process for property owners to release these covenants from a deed.
The bill would declare void as contrary to public policy any pre-1938 covenants prohibiting multi-family housing in the Rock Creek West planning area where otherwise allowed by planning and zoning laws.
The bill would declare void as contrary to public policy any pre-1938 covenants prohibiting multi-family housing on Chevy Chase Land Company lots where otherwise allowed by planning and zoning laws.
Councilmember Frumin introduced legislation to remove the exemption of housing vouchers from rent stabilization laws, ensuring the voucher program can thrive without jeopardizing existing rent stabilization policies. The bill, crafted in consultation with the Office of the Tenant Advocate, is one critical step in addressing DCHA landlord overpayments. The legislation was co-introduced by Chairman Mendelson and seven colleagues.
Councilmember Matt Frumin announced his budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2024, which he transmitted in a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser. The ambitious priorities seek to realize a “Ward 3 for All” by expanding opportunity and growing inclusive neighborhoods.
Insufficient affordable housing hinders our local economy and creates hardships for families and seniors. Housing affordability challenges collaborative community-based solutions. Councilmember Frumin led the Lisner Home in securing the first Housing Production Trust Fund award in Ward 3, which will be used to build 93 affordable homes for seniors on its campus. With innovative, evidence-based solutions like this, we can provide additional affordable choices for residents and create a more diverse and dynamic Ward 3. To achieve this goal, we must: