DC now has an opportunity to thoughtfully meet the real needs of small or nonprofit landlords while not subsidizing the business of eviction for larger, high profit landlords.
The exterior demolition of Building 9 has briefly stopped after unsafe levels of lead were found in the ground just outside the building, but the Bowser Administration has not yet agreed to stop the demolition until the families are all gone.
We’ve dropped off the first round of signatures (550 individuals, 30 orgs!) to the office of the Mayor. We’re collecting signatures through Monday, so please still sign on and spread the word!
We are asking you to take action TODAY to stop Mayor Bowser from knocking down a building that we know contained lead and asbestos until all the families living at DC General have moved out.
Legal Clinic attorney Amber Harding recaps the latest on emergency legislation introduced regarding plans to shutter DC General, just before DC Council entered summer recess.
We support the closure of DC General, but only if it is done in a way that improves the conditions that families live in and ensures that there is enough shelter for all who need it.