Tuesday, the DC Council unanimously passed a fourth piece of legislation in response to the coronavirus public health emergency. One of the provisions I fought for in this bill was protection for residents whose credit could be negatively impacted as a result of the public health emergency. Residents can now request that damaging data on credit reports include an alert showing this occurred during the public health emergency, protecting you when you try to get credit, or rent or buy homes in the future. I’m very grateful to Tzedek DC for bringing this issue to our attention and working with us on it.
There are several other efforts the Council made to protect residents, small businesses, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions during these challenging times. I will continue to listen to and fight for the needs of residents.