Urban Revitalization and Rent Control in the District of Columbia

  • May 21, 1981
  • • Written by: Chester C. McGuire 

Spring/Summer 1981, Vol 6, No 1

Abstract: Washington, D.C. is an example of a city in which rent control exists at the same time that neighborhood revitalization is occurring. What is the impact of an active rent control program on the revitalization process? Can central city revitalization be sustained under the restrictive climate of rent control? A sample of rent-controlled buildings divided into two groups (condo-eligible group and control group) is used to determine these effects.