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The DC Code: § 42-3401.02 Purposes.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

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

1
To discourage the displacement of tenants through conversion or sale of rental property, and to strengthen the bargaining position of tenants toward that end without unduly interfering with the rights of property owners to the due process of law;
2
To preserve rental housing which can be afforded by lower income tenants in the District;
3
To prevent lower income elderly and disabled tenants from being involuntarily displaced when their rental housing is converted;
4
To provide incentives to owners, who convert their rental housing, to enable low income non-elderly and non-disabled tenants to continue living in their current units at costs they can afford;
5
To provide relocation housing assistance for lower income tenants who are displaced by conversions;
6
To encourage the formation of tenant organizations;
6a
To balance and, to the maximum extent possible, meet the sometimes conflicting goals of creating homeownership for lower income tenants, preserving affordable rental housing, and minimizing displacement; and
7
To authorize necessary actions consistent with the findings and purposes of this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-1602. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-179, in par. (3), substituted "elderly and disabled" for "elderly"; and, in par. (4), substituted "non-elderly and non-disabled" for "non-elderly". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(b) of Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980 Temporary Extension Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Law 10-176, September 22, 1994, law notification 41 DCR 6706). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(b) of the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980 Reenactment and Amendment Emergency Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-285, July 8, 1994, 41 DCR 4904). For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(b) of the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980 Reenactment and Amendment Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-47, May 4, 1995, 42 DCR 2410) and § 3(b) of the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980 Reenactment and Amendment Congressional Recess Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-96, July 19, 1995, 42 DCR 3837). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-86, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3401.01. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-144, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3405.03a. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-31, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3405.03b. For Law 16-179, see notes following § 42-3401.01. Miscellaneous Notes Reenactment of Law 3-86: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42- 3401.01. Amendment of section by Law 10-144: Section 2 (b) of D.C. Law 10-144 purported to amend this section by inserting (6A) to read as follows: "In enacting this chapter, the Council of the District of Columbia supports the following statutory purposes: (6A) To balance and, to the maximum extent possible, meet the sometimes conflicting goals of creating homeownership for lower income tenants, preserving affordable rental housing, and minimizing displacement; and". DC CODE § 42-3401.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Sept. 10, 1980, D.C. Law 3-86, § 102, 27 DCR 2975; Sept. 6, 1995, D.C. Law 11-31, § 3(b), 42 DCR 3239; Nov. 16, 2006, D.C. Law 16-179, § 2(b), 53 DCR 6698.)