‘Crystal Clear’: STAY DC rental assistance offers residents a limited-time opportunity for a financial fresh start
Street Sense Deputy Editor Gordon Chaffin shares his experience with the STAY DC emergency rent assistance program. He argues that D.C.’s program is failing by standing up too many hurdles for applicants to jump and shares quotes from local government officials who don’t seem to be following federal guidance for quick tenant help. Gordon asks everyone in D.C. struggling to pay back rent and utilities to apply at stay.dc.gov.
DC passes emergency legislation to delay evictions and protect consumers from unfair debt collection practices
The D.C. Council passed two emergency bills on July 13 that are intended to help alleviate economic hardships for District residents. The measures include an update to a 50-year-old debt collection law, and a compromised bill that in most cases delays any eviction proceedings until October.
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