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Thanks to Fox for sending around 8:20 this morning: “Still smells so had to have happened in the overnight hours.”

From DC Fire and EMS: “Update 2 Alarm fire 900 F St NW. 10 story occupied hotel with fire in walls & ceiling 6th & possibly 7th floor. Occupants evacuated. No injuries.”

“Box Alarm 9th & F Sts NW. #DCsBravest on scene with outside patio area on fire. Fire extension to building awning. Checking for extension into interior.”

“2 Alarm fire 900 block F St NW. Fire in walls 6th floor apartment with extension to 7th floor of 10 story building. Aprox 20 units & 100 personnel operating.” Read More

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From DCRA:

“The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) announces that it is extending the application grace period for Short-Term Rental Licenses to June 9, 2022.

In support of the Short-Term Rental Regulation Act of 2018, DCRA began accepting applications for Short-Term Rental Licenses on January 10, 2022. To give short-term rental hosts enough time to get the required documentation and obtain licenses, a 90-day grace period was implemented.

To assist hosts who have not yet obtained their licenses, and to allow them confirm eligibility for the Homestead Deduction or obtain a Certificate of Clean Hands from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), DCRA will extend the grace period for an additional 60 days until June 9, 2022.

Things to Know About Short-Term Rental Licensure

Two license types available to those wishing to conduct short-term rentals in the District: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Air BnB Hosts might be receiving alerts from Air BnB to make sure to have a short term rental license by April 10th.

A month in, we have learned some things. Specifically a D-30 form that my guess is some other hosts are going to run into a problem with.

You can’t apply for a Short Term Rental License without a Certificate of Clean Hands. Read More

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via IG story

Thanks to a reader for sending from the Ellington’s (1301 U Street, NW) IG stories:

“I should note this was not announced to residents…

It appears to be a very dishonest use of the AirBnB ordinance the city is now enforcing. Residents are talking about being offered month-to-month renewals at $700 more per month for a 1-BR apartment and over $1,000 for a 2-BR, 2-BA. Meanwhile, Read More

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