November 21, 2017
Councilmembers R. White, Nadeau, T. White, Bonds, Grosso, and Allen
Councilmembers McDuffie and Gray
Bill Summary – Housing Rehabilitation Incentives Regulation Amendment Act of 2017 passed as part of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. The bill accelerates repair of housing code violations, ensures more money from fines on bad landlords goes toward fixing housing code violations, prevents the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) from delaying enforcement of housing code violations, requires DCRA to report bad landlords to the Office of the Attorney General for legal action, and increases fines for housing code violations that go unfixed for more than six months.
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