Housing Code Revisions Proposed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Takoma Park City Council is considering a number of changes to its housing code (Title 6 Housing). These changes include, for example, an expanded definition of rent, clarification of when and how utility costs may be transferred to a tenant, and minor modifications to rent stabilization. Among the changes being considered are two new provisions. The first provision would require landlords to distribute city-provided electoral information to new tenants. The second provision would, with restrictions, require landlords to provide candidates for office access to multi-unit rental buildings and allow them to canvass individual tenants.

A public hearing on the proposed revisions was held by the City Council at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 20 at the Takoma Park Community Center.

For more information on the proposed changes to the Housing Code please see the City Clerk notice from April 25, 2013.