D.C. Rental Housing Commission providing better public information; DCOGC inquiry gets results

The D.C. Rental Housing Commission, a three-member body that sets rent ceilings, writes necessary regulations and hears appeals of decisions on rent complaints, in recent weeks has begun operating in greater sunshine.

The commission, independent in its work but administered within the Department of Housing and Community Development, for years published little online information about its activity, including when its meetings would be held, minutes afterwards, or details of hearings.

Inquirers, in the 21st Century, were directed to a posting worthy of Abe Lincoln’s days as a young attorney in Springfield, Illinois — “check the signboard outside the office.” Continue…