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Testimony: Department of Buildings Public Oversight Roundtable

February 16, 2022

Children’s Law Center Senior Supervising Attorney Kathy Zeisel testified before the DC Council’s Committee of the Whole on the Department of Buildings (DOB), an agency which we hope will be key to ensuring that all DC residents can live in safe and healthy housing. As Kathy’s testimony emphasizes, if DOB is to succeed where DCRA has failed, we must explicitly give the agency the mission of ensuring safe and healthy housing for DC residents, ensure that it is adequately staffed and plan for it to approach its mission in new ways.

Read her testimony here.