Council member Jim Graham is going to introduce a stronger rent control law for the District:
It’s time for some real rent control in the District of Columbia!
Many of us have watched rental prices go up, up, up… despite the rent control law the Council wisely and recently extended for five years. The real estate boom in the District shows very little sign of slowing down. We must act now to preserve the affordable rental housing that’s left.
I am proposing to strengthen rent control.
On Tuesday, seven other Council members and I will introduce legislation to place an annual cap on a rent increase for an occupied apartment, and to limit the amount a landlord can raise the rent of a vacant unit, in rent-controlled buildings.
Please join us for a rally on the front steps of the Wilson Building before the bill is introduced, and come to the Council Chamber for the introduction.
Rent Control Reform Now! Rally
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 – 9 a.m.
Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Please spread this message far and wide. Bring a friend and a sign. Thank you for your support!
Bests, Councilmember Jim Graham