Updated, 1 p.m. 7/22, with recordings and links to events.
Rent control and other tenant protections are important elements in maintaining affordable housing, made more urgent by our current pandemic and related financial crisis. This week’s “Community thru Covid” looks at rent forgiveness, rent control, and recommended reforms with DC’s Reclaim Rent Control Campaign. Guests: Rebecca Johnson, tenant of a rent-controlled property in Northwest DC whose owners refuse to forgive any rent and member and organizer of DC Tenants Union; Farah Fosse of the Reclaim Rent Control campaign at DC Jobs with Justice.
Platform and petition at Reclaim Rent Control
Some information about the DC Council’s “Backroom Cuts”
SATURDAY, JULY 25 — Cancel Rent Rally, at 5 p.m.
Columbia Heights, DC — Rally Details
Also, please NOTE: The Reclaim Rent Control coalition cancelled its Friday action. Instead, the coalition asks those who planned to attend and testify to attend Saturday’s Cancel Rent Rally starting at Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 5PM! Reclaim Rent Control Coalition will be collecting live testimonies from tenants that day and encourage all to join in speaking out!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 — Cancel Rent Housing Crisis Town Hall, 1-3 p.m.