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Posted on: June 16, 2023

DISTRICT 7 COUNCIL MEMBER KRYSTAL ORIADHA ANNOUNCES RENT STABILIZATION WORKGROUP MEMBERS

Working Group to Explore Permanent Rent Stabilization in the County

 

Prince George’s County Council Member Krystal Oriadha (District 7), has announced the establishment of a Rent Stabilization Workgroup to explore permanent rent stabilization in the County, and its members. The workgroup was established as a part of CB-007-2023, the Rent Stabilization Act of 2023, legislation temporarily preventing rent increases above 3%. 

 

Among the topics workgroup members are expected to explore include rent limit percentages, exemptions, parameters (such as utility fees, added fees and set asides), enforcement, and penalties. The Rent Stabilization Workgroup will hold pre-meeting informational sessions on June 23rd at 1:00 p.m., and July 12th and 13th at 5:30 p.m.   Formal meetings will begin mid-late July. Sessions will be live streamed for public viewing. 

 

Workgroup members were selected from three areas: Rent Stabilization Act of 2023 public hearing participants, a list of members submitted by the County Council, and a list submitted by the Office of the County Executive.

 

Rent Stabilization Workgroup Members: 

 

  1. District 7 Council Member Krystal Oriadha, representing the Prince George’s County Council (District 7 Deputy Chief of Staff, Kony Serrano, will serve as her proxy on an as needed basis)
  2. Aspasia Xypolia, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development
  3. Moha Thakur, Public Policy and Mid-Atlantic Initiatives Manager at the National Housing Trust
  4. Shola Giwa, Senior Director of Asset Management, National Housing Trust
  5. Bryan Dickson, Senior Managing Director,t New Point Real Estate Capital
  6. Jeff Jayce, Senior Vice President, Bozzuto Development Company
  7. Phuc Tran, Vice President and Asset Management, Jair Lynch Team
  8. Jorge Benitez, Lead Organizer, CASA
  9. Carletta Lundy, Branch Secretary, NAACP
  10. Michael Bodaken, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  11. Kia Jefferson, Prince George’s County Resident and Housing Justice Coalition Member
  12. Deloris Prioleau, Prince George’s County Resident and Housing Justice Coalition Member
  13. Carlos Lancaster, Laurel MD Real Estate Agent, Exit Right Realty, representing the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors
  14. Ashley Power, Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington
  15. Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
  16. Jessica Quincosa, Esq., Executive Director,Community of Legal Services of Prince George’s County
  17. Lori Parris, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement of Prince George’s County
  18. Gloria Brown, Director, Department of Social Services of Prince George’s County
  19. A representative of the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND)
  20. John Maneval, Principal, Oculus CAS LLC 
  21. Brad Frome, Partner, RISE Investment Partners

 

Council Member Oriadha will serve as the workgroup Chair, and Aspasia Xypolia will serve as Vice Chair. The workgroup will be facilitated by Enterprise Facilitation. 

 

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