Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter IV. Office-to-Affordable-Housing Task Force.


§ 42–2161.01. Establishment.

There is established an Office-to-Affordable-Housing Task Force ("Task Force") to determine whether transitioning existing vacant commercial office space to affordable residential housing units would help address the District of Columbia's affordable housing crisis.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-103, § 2, 65 DCR 3777.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 amending the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-103 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-103: § 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 provided that the creation of this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 22-103 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.


§ 42–2161.02. Membership.

(a)(1) The Task Force shall be composed of the following 9 members:

(A) A low-income renter;

(B) A representative of an apartment building owner or office building owner;

(C) A representative of an organization that advocates for the production, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-income households;

(D) A representative of a philanthropic organization that funds affordable housing;

(E) A representative of an organization that provides supportive housing services to low-income residents, including housing counseling, financial management, in-kind assistance, or legal representation;

(F) A representative with expertise in affordable housing policy from the academic or nonprofit community;

(G) A representative from the for-profit residential development community;

(H) A residential architect; and

(I) A structural engineer.

(2) One representative each from the following District agencies shall also serve on the Task Force:

(A) The Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development;

(B) The Office of Zoning; and

(C) The Department of Housing and Community Development.

(b)(1) The Mayor may appoint the Task Force members identified in subsection (a)(1) of this section; provided, that after 90 days from the date this section becomes applicable pursuant to § 42-2161.05 [October 1, 2018], the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia shall appoint a member to any position that the Mayor has not yet filled.

(2) The Mayor may appoint the chair of the Task Force; provided, that the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia shall appoint the chair if the Mayor has not done so within 90 days after the date this section becomes applicable pursuant to § 42-2161.05 [October 1, 2018].

(c) Each member shall serve without compensation, except that members may receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in the service of the Task Force.

(d) The Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development shall provide administrative support for the Task Force.

(e) The Task Force shall meet monthly.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-103, § 3, 65 DCR 3777.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 amending the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-103 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-103: § 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 provided that the creation of this section by § 3 of D.C. Law 22-103 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.


§ 42–2161.03. Report.

Within 120 days after the appointment of the appointed members, the Task Force shall submit a report to the Mayor and the Council that addresses the following:

(1) Whether transitioning vacant commercial office space to affordable housing units, including units with multiple bedrooms, would help address the District of Columbia's affordable housing crisis;

(2) Any legislative, regulatory, zoning, or policy changes that the Task Force recommends making to promote the transition of vacant commercial office buildings to affordable housing units, including units with multiple bedrooms; and

(3) Any costs to the District and property owners associated with the recommended changes and recommendations on how to fund such costs.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-103, § 4, 65 DCR 3777.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 amending the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-103 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-103: § 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 provided that the creation of this section by § 4 of D.C. Law 22-103 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.


§ 42–2161.04. Sunset.

This subchapter shall expire as of the date the Task Force submits the report required by § 42-2161.03 to the Mayor and the Council.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-103, § 5, 65 DCR 3777.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 amending the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-103 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-103: § 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 provided that the creation of this section by § 5 of D.C. Law 22-103 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.


§ 42–2161.05. Applicability. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(June 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-103, § 6, 65 DCR 3777; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 7032, 65 DCR 9388.)

Applicability

Section 7031 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 22-103 amending the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-103 has been implemented.