A friendly neighborhood store can help people feel rooted in their community. But what happens when those businesses close up shop? And how can small businesses in particular survive in the high-rent, high-risk Washington region?
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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