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The DC Code: § 42-3501.01 Findings.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

The Council of the District of Columbia finds that:

There is a severe shortage of rental housing available to citizens of the District of Columbia ("District").
The shortage of housing is growing due to the withdrawal of housing units from the housing market, deterioration of existing housing units, and the lack of development of new or rehabilitation of vacant housing units.
The shortage of housing is felt most acutely among low- and moderate-income renters, who are finding a shrinking pool of available dwellings.
The cost of basic accommodation is so high as to cause undue hardship for many citizens of the District of Columbia.
Many low- and moderate-income tenants need assistance to cover basic shelter costs, but the assistance should maximize individual choice.
The Rent Stabilization Program ("Program") has a more substantial impact upon small housing providers than on large housing providers, and small housing providers find it more difficult to use the administrative machinery of the Program.
Many small housing providers are experiencing financial difficulties and are in need of some special mechanisms to assist them and their tenants.
The present Rent Stabilization Program should not be continued indefinitely and new approaches must be investigated to prevent the withdrawal of rental housing units from the market and the deterioration of existing rental housing units, and to increase the rental housing supply.
The housing crisis in the District has not substantially improved since the passage of the Rental Housing Act of 1980.
The Rent Stabilization Program should be extended for 6 years.
This extension of the Rent Stabilization Program is required to preserve the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-2501. Legislative History of Laws Law 6-10, the "Rental Housing Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-33, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 16, 1985, and April 30, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 16, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6-23 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Delegation of Authority Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 6-10, see Mayor's Order 85-167, October 2, 1985. Miscellaneous Notes See Mayor's Order 86-27, February 6, 1986, as amended by Mayor's Order 86-166, September 19, 1986. Termination of Law 6-10: Section 907 of D.C. Law 6-10, as amended by § 2(d) of D.C. Law 8-48, § 818 of D.C. Law 11-52, § 1202(b) of D.C. Law 13-172, and § 2 of D.C. Law 16-10, codified as § 42-3509.07, provided that all subchapters of this chapter, except III and V, shall terminate on December 31, 2010. DC CODE § 42-3501.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(July 17, 1985, D.C. Law 6-10, § 101, 32 DCR 3089.)