Transportation: Ticket Amnesty for Drivers
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new four-month program that will allow eligible drivers to have any penalties that have accrued on their unpaid tickets to be temporarily forgiven in order to give drivers a chance to pay back those tickets. The penalties will be added back on after the four-month period.
Housing: Eviction Protection
From Politico: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on April 19, 2021, unveiled a rule cracking down on debt collectors to stop them from forcing renters from their homes during a nationwide eviction ban, which expires June 30th. The new rule requires debt collectors to notify tenants of their rights under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent. The CFPB warned that debt collectors who evict tenants could face prosecution. About 9 million tenant households are behind on rental payments, according to the CFPB.