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FY25 Budget Testimony: Department of Buildings

April 24, 2024

Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Makenna Osborn testified at the Committee of the Whole budget oversight hearing for the Department of Buildings (DOB).

Makenna calls on Councilmembers to remember that adequately funding DOB is an investment in the health and safety of DC residents that will lower costs to the District over time. The testimony details why the Council should prioritize 1) funding the legislation it has already passed to improve DOB’s rental housing inspections and 2) protecting the District’s investments in housing code inspections and enforcement personnel in DOB’s FY25 budget.