SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — The demand for residences is rising, sending hire costs skyrocketing nationwide. The protections Montgomery County had for renters are now not in place.
Unlike most areas throughout the nation, Montgomery County residents have been in a position to keep away from greater prices and late charges in the course of the pandemic. Councilmember Will Jawando launched the legislation for these households struggling to pay hire together with senior residents, and residents with disabilities.
The stabilization invoice expired this week. Landlords are in a position to hike up costs to any quantity with no safety for renters.
“It’s time to restart a serious conversation statewide and at the county level about how we stabilize and ensure that we balance the interest and rights of the landlords but also of the diverse residents of Montgomery County,” stated Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (D – District 20).
Delegate Wilkins additionally launched laws for a restrict on hire on the state degree.