On November 9, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, How would the “Reclaim Rent Control” proposals change the District’s rental housing landscape?, was cited by WUSA9:
According to the DC Policy Center, roughly 36% of the District’s rental units are rent controlled, which amounts to around 75,000 rent-controlled apartments in D.C. But laws protecting pricing on rent-controlled units are set to expire at the end of the year.
Advocates say a rent-controlled unit is typically $3,000-$4,000 under market value. Still, supporters believe the rent control bill first passed in 1985 was flawed and doesn’t offer enough protection to keep people in their homes.