High housing costs make it difficult for local shelters to provide housing for domestic violence victims.
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
- Shaun Pharr Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington
- Marc Elrich Member, Montgomery County Council (D- At Large)
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