WASHINGTON (WDVM) — D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is submitting a lawsuit towards the proprietor of a home that has been sitting vacant in Ward 6.
Officials say that greater than 3,000 properties throughout Washington are vacant. Racine stated in a tweet that D.C. residents “are struggling to find a safe, affordable place to live.”
The Council of D.C. has imposed greater taxes on vacant homes.
The lawsuit claims that tenth and C Streets Associates is submitting false occupancy claims to the District to pay decrease taxes. Racine stated that the home has been vacant since 2015, saying that the proprietor’s conduct is “not acceptable.”