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The DC Code: § 42-2102 Purpose.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

In enacting this chapter, the Council supports the following statutory purposes:

1
To provide decent and affordable rental opportunities for low-income persons and homeownership opportunities to low-and moderate-income persons;
2
To enable organized groups of low-and moderate-income persons to obtain skills to repair, maintain, and manage residential property;
3
To afford highly-motivated low-and moderate-income persons the opportunity to participate fully in the production of their own decent and affordable homes;
4
To facilitate community development that would create jobs for low and moderate income District of Columbia residents, as well as enhance the quality of life in residential areas by establishing businesses and other community services designed to meet the needs of the neighborhood;
5
To provide nonprofit organizations and developers the opportunity to purchase property in the program in exchange for providing needed community service to District residents; and
6
To strengthen neighborhoods by returning blighted, vacant, and neglected properties to productive use.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-2702. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-11 added pars. (4) and (5). D.C. Law 14-114, in par. (1), substituted "To provide decent and affordable rental opportunities for low-income persons and" for "To provide"; made nonsubstantive changes in pars. (4) and (5); and added par. (6). Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Homestead Housing Preservation Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-245, April 20, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 4158). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Homestead Housing Preservation Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-556, January 12, 1999, 45 DCR 625). For temporary (90-day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Homestead Housing Preservation Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-62, May 10, 1999, 46 DCR 4454). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-135, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-2001. Law 13-11, the "Homestead Housing Preservation Amendment Act of 1999," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-50, which was referred to the Committee on Economic Development. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 2, 1999, and March 2, 1999, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 22, 1999, it was assigned Act No. 13-48 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-11 became effective on June 11, 1999. Law 14-114, the "Housing Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-183, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on     December 4, 2001, and January 8, 2002, respectively.  Signed by the Mayor on February 6, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-267 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 14-114 became effective on April 19, 2002. DC CODE § 42-2102 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Aug. 9, 1986, D.C. Law 6-135, § 3, 33 DCR 3771; June 11, 1999, D.C. Law 13-11, § 2(a), 46 DCR 548; Apr. 19, 2002, D.C. Law 14-114, § 801(a), 49 DCR 1468.)