October 30, 2020

DC Council Testimony on Eviction Record Sealing Authority Amendment Act

Natasha Duarte and Tinuola Dada

Written testimony

Upturn submitted this testimony in support of DC legislation that would seal many eviction records and limit their use to make housing decisions. Millions of people are evicted every year, and many end up locked out of future housing opportunities simply for having an eviction record in their name, regardless of the circumstances or outcome of the case. Eviction record sealing measures are an urgently necessary step toward housing more people.