Protection for Renters?

Protection for Renters?

Renters wonder every year: will my bills go up and can I afford to stay? A Montgomery County tenants group recommends new protections, but officials may not support them.

It's an annual uncertainty in the life of a renter: Will my bills go up next year, and if so, will I still be able afford my place? A new tenants report in Montgomery County shows growing concern about spiking rents and unexpected evictions. Kojo examines a proposal to stabilize costs in this part of the Washington region, and explores why some local politicians and landlords aren't eager to support it.


Matt Losak

Chair, Montgomery County Tenants Work Group

Marc Elrich

Member, Montgomery County Council (D- At Large)

Shaun Pharr

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington

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