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Council Repeals Landlord Exemption

In today's Washington Post, Nikita Stewart writes about the District Council's decision to repeal the landlord exemption that allowed property owners to let their buildings deteriorate as a way of emptying the property of tenants and making way for bigger profit possibilities. You can also read The Post series that Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who sponsored the legislation, said spurred him to take action.

By Marcia Davis  |  April 2, 2008; 2:59 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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The council and the mayor saw this as being a problem and looked the other way for years. As long as the market is controlled by greedy "speculators and owners", the poor will never have an opportunity to own a home or get a fair shake. Many people made their living off the backs of low and middle income people, and yet, turn their nose up at them.

Posted by: joyceg.moreland | April 3, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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