Coalition applauds D.C. City Council for passing short-term rental law to protect affordable housing
Calling it “a common-sense ordinance that protects true home sharing,” It’s Time, D.C., a coalition of local community groups, civic organizations, labor leaders and residents praised the DC City Council for passing a short-term rental ordinance Tuesday. “D.C. City Council really stepped up today to help single mothers in protecting affordable housing options,” said Yukia Hugee, a single mom and Northeast D.C. resident. “Protecting affordable housing options in D.C. is vital to our efforts in ending homelessness and helping low-income families find a stable, affordable home,” added Community of Hope – DC president Kelly Sweeney McShane. “This will not only return thousands of homes to the city’s long-term housing supply, but also protect thousands more from being bought up by outside commercial investors,” said Lauren Windsor of AirbnbWATCH. “The D.C. City Council should be praised for advancing this common-sense solution.”
photo: Unite Here 25 members packed Council chambers Tuesday before the vote; photo courtesy Unite Here 25 Twitter
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