On May 19, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia passed new coronavirus relief legislation, Bill 23-757, the Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. This new bill consolidates several sections of the emergency coronavirus relief bills enacted previously. The bill also includes additional new relief measures, as follows:
Requires utility companies to offer payment plans to customers
Prohibits long-term care facilities from discharging residents
Clarifies that landlords with properties of five units or fewer must provide rent payment plans to their tenants
Expands the definition of tenants eligible for the rent increase prohibition from commercial retail tenants to any commercial property measuring less than 6,500 square feet
Revises the requirements for providing COVID-19 alerts by credit reporting agencies.
The bill was accompanied by temporary and congressional review versions to extend its effectiveness beyond 90 days.
May 22, 2020: Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020
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