Dr. Mic will work to ensure that rent is controlled and work to establish programs that will incentivize landlords so that they can keep rent as low as possible for those on fixed incomes and government assistance programs.
Each DC Citizen deserves to live in a clean, safe environment, and , as such, tenants should never be subjected to "slumlord behavior". Dr. Mic will introduce legislation that mandates that each tenant complaint receives a housing inspection. The legislation will also place stiffer penalties on landlords that do not cure any housing violations in a timely manner, up to and including not being able to rent to tenants in the District.
If you have lived in DC for greater than 5 years, as a DC citizen, you should be able to own your own home. Dr. Mic will work with Manna, Inc. and other entities to place future homeowners in programs to ensure homeownership. In addition, Dr. Mic will work with these programs to broaden and expand eligibility for more working class citizens.
We have some awesome people who serve as teachers, firefighters, policeman, and healthcare professionals, among others, who provide a great public service to the citizens of the District of Columbia, but can't afford to live in the District. Dr. Mic will work to produce legislation that creates luxury affordable communities that will allow those who serve us to call Washington, DC home.
Across the country, many municipalities are incorporating modular homes into their communities as a more affordable alternative to traditionally built homes. Dr. Mic envisions the creation of modular home communities, as well as stand-alone modular dwellings, where the savings in building materials costs and labor costs may be passed on to the DC citizens who can't afford the homes currently on the market in the District. In addition, DC would be able to offer modular homes communities as a way of housing our homeless in an affordable way.
Seniors often desire to stay in their homes, as opposed to having to move to Nursing Facilities. Dr. Mic will produce legislation that allows more private duty nursing and trains more family members to take on the role of home health aides and personal care assistants for their elderly loved ones.