Northwest D.C. residents criticize oversight of rent voucher programs - News Summed Up

Northwest D.C. residents criticize oversight of rent voucher programs


Residents of the Sedgwick Gardens apartments in Northwest Washington say some new tenants using city-issued housing vouchers are violent, use drugs or otherwise disrupt life in the building. Those criticisms, highlighted Friday at an oversight hearing by the D.C. Council’s Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, center on Sedgwick Gardens — a stately brick building on Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park. City agencies do not typically identify voucher recipients, and it is unclear whether that tenant was using a housing voucher. Tenants with a housing voucher pay 30 percent of their income toward rent, with the city subsidizing the rest of the bill. Officials at DARO, which manages Sedgwick Gardens, did not respond to calls for comment.


Source: Washington Post February 22, 2019 23:44 UTC



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