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Testimony: Department of Buildings Leadership Confirmation Resolutions

October 18, 2023

Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Makenna Osborn testified before the Committee of the Whole regarding the nominations for key leadership positions within the Department of Buildings (DOB). Children’s Law Center has spent years advocating for more effective, tenant-focused housing code enforcement in the District. Our testimony highlights what we believe is needed from DOB’s leadership team, especially the Director and Strategic Enforcement Administrator, for the agency to fulfill its mission to meaningfully protect the health and safety of residents in the District.

It’s Time for Healthier and Safer Housing for all DC Residents

When a child lives in unhealthy housing, they are more likely to end up in the ER because their poor housing conditions trigger health issues like asthma. That’s why Children’s Law Center partners with organizations across the city to advocate for healthier housing so that all DC children have the safe housing they need to live healthy lives.

Healthy Housing