April 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, April 30 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Tenant Town Hall: With next month’s rent due in just a few days, many residents are concerned about their housing and economic security during this crisis. The Montgomery County Council has relief measures in place to assist renters during this […]

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April 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Passes Bill to Prohibit Rent Increases Higher than 2.6 Percent

Montgomery County council members voted unanimously to pass the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act Thursday.   Under the bill, landlords cannot increase residential rent higher than 2.6 percent during the COVID-19 state of emergency and for 180 days after the emergency is declared over by Gov. Larry Hogan. Any rent increase higher than 2.6 percent that takes […]

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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Residents Testify in Support of Bill to Prohibit Rent Increases

Montgomery County residents testified in support of the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act at a virtual county council meeting Tuesday.  The bill would prohibit rent increases during and for some time after certain states of emergencies. It would require certain notices to go out to tenants and prohibit others. A final vote is scheduled for Thursday.  […]

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April 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Rent Increase During Health Crisis

A sense of relief for renters in Montgomery County in the midst of this catastrophic health emergency. A newly introduced bill would prevent landlords from increasing rent during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando discussed expedited Bill 18-20, the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act on Tuesday during a virtual media briefing.This new legislation would prohibit […]

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February 12, 2015 | Amy Ginsburg

So Just Who Does Live in the Pike District?

Do you recognize yourself in any of these categories? According to the 2013 Tapestry Segmentation Area Profile: 27% of Pike District residents are Metro Renters Metro Renters are highly educated and very mobile adults in their late twenties/early thirties.  They prefer to live close to their jobs and usually walk or take transit to those […]

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February 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

“Renters Deserve a Voice”

In his “State of the County” address, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett declared: “Thirty percent of Montgomery County residents rent their homes. Renters deserve a voice. I have worked to make sure they have one in my administration.” Renters are being recognized as a growing class of residents in need of support and protection. Montgomery […]

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