Tenants Rally Demanding Rent Stabilization

Montgomery County tenants rallied outside the council building Friday demanding the approval of a bill that would temporarily prevent unreasonable rent increases.

While a previous rent stabilization expired on May 15, Expedited Bill 22-22 would limit rent increases to 4.4% for another six months.

On July 26, the last full session before the summer recess, the council decided not to bring the legislation to a vote.

The council returns from its summer recess next week–the earliest the measure could be voted on. However, Bill 22-22 is not on the agenda for the Sept. 13 legislative session.

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