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LANDMARK TENAC MEETING - THURS. JAN. 26, 2017 Not to be missed! We are holding TENAC's 25th Anniversary meeting and you are cordially invited.
We'll also focus on the rent control bills currently up for consideration - vital legislation key to preserving what is left of affordable housing! The author, Councilmember Anita Bonds is invited. Also: a welcome to the newly elected councilmembers who just took office - Vincent Gray, Trayon White and Robert White - -and we share co-billing, as our event is "Ward 8 Night" - to bring attention to a long-neglected ward east of the River, which is now taking the spotlight as the latest target for gentrification - - and the resultant displacement, which as we have seen west of the River, often comes by hook or crook. WE CAN PREVENT DISPLACEMENT WITH YOUR HELP!
It will prove interesting as the Council is lined up for appearance at our meeting, and we all prepare for fighting for major reform fittingly as we celebrate 25 years of advocacy! A fitting capstone to our milestone. We look forward to you joining us.
LIVING AND RENTING IN D.C.
CAN YOU AFFORD IT?
Rents in D.C. have reached the stratosphere. If landlords have their way, they will continue to defy the laws of gravity. Together with other escalating big city cost of living expenses, sky-high rents have made the District among the most expensive places to live in the nation. If you want to do something about it, come to the TENAC January 26, 2017, and challenge the political power structure to do something about it.
Affordable housing has all but disappeared in D.C., and landlords are next eyeing D.C. rent control for extinction, never mind that it is key to saving what’s left of affordable rental housing. Help is on the way, however, thanks to Council Member Anita Bonds who has introduced rental housing bills and at least six others on the Council have expressed support. The key is to get the remainder of the Council on board, and that’s where you come in.
Like TENAC, you need to lobby your Council Member about exorbitant rents and, above all, come to the TENAC meeting on the 26th, and sound off loud and clear, that you are mad as hell, and not going to take it any more.
Key provisions of in the Bonds’ proposals would eliminate the 2% add-on to annual rent increases and the onerous 30% rent increase on vacant apartments. These provisions will help on affordable housing in D.C. We need solid majority support on the Council to ensure enactment, however. We should have unanimous support for these measures since D.C. tenants comprise fully two-thirds of city residents, or over 300,000 people. TENAC needs a full house to help push the Bonds measure through. Please come and also invite your neighbor You are the key to affordable living and renting in D.C. WILL YOU HELP? Please let TENAC know.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30-9 PM
Sumner School, 1200 17th Street, NW
corner of 17th & M Streets, NW
(Farragut North Red line metro)
Long Live Rent Control, Affordable Housing
and Tenants’ Rights!