Authorization of Letter to Licensed Apartments Owners

I move that the Mayor and Council authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to send a letter to licensed apartments owners in the City of Hyattsville requesting a discussion on rental practices related to COVID19 relief as the Hyattsville and Prince George’s County prepares to reopen.  Discussion points should include, but are not limited to: 

1.                     Allow tenants 3 years to pay arrearages

2.                     Discount the months of May and all future months during the state of emergency by a minimum   of 25% for all tenants

3.                     Charge no interest or late fees to tenants

4.                     Make payment plans with tenants that allow for even further discounts than the 25%

5.                     Freeze all rent increases through the rest of 2020

6.                     Suspend sending any and all eviction suits to court for the rest of 2020

Track Progress

Summary Background:

Courts are expected to restart processing evictions in late June.