IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
January 17, 2023
To declare the existence of an emergency, due to congressional review, with respect to the need
to amend the District of Columbia Housing Authority Act of 1999 to require the District
of Columbia Housing Authority to report certain financial and operating information,
revise the training requirements for commissioners, and establish training requirements
for the executive director; and to amend chapter 39 of Title 28 of the District of Columbia
Official Code to confirm the applicability of landlord-tenant consumer protections to the
District of Columbia Housing Authority.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
resolution may be cited as the Housing Authority Accountability Congressional Review
Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2023.
Sec. 2. (a) On October 18, 2022, the Council passed the Housing Authority
Accountability Emergency Amendment Act of 2022, effective November 3, 2022 (D.C. Act 24-
629; 69 DCR 14026) (emergency act). The emergency act will expire on February 1, 2023.
(b) On November 1, 2022, the Council passed the Housing Authority Accountability
Temporary Amendment Act of 2022, enacted on November 22, 2022 (D.C. Act 24-666; 69 DCR
14762) (temporary act). The temporary act is now pending congressional review.
(c) To prevent a gap in the law between the expiration of the emergency act and the
effective date of the temporary act, it is necessary to pass congressional review emergency
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia determines that the circumstances
enumerated in section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making it necessary that the
Housing Authority Accountability Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2023
be adopted after a single reading.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.