Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–2105. Program inventory.

(a) The Mayor shall identify and publish in the D.C. Register on an annual basis a list of properties, the titles to which are available for transfer under the Program. The properties shall be properties for which the statutory redemption period has lapsed. In addition to publication in the D.C. Register, the list shall be published in at least 2 major newspapers circulated in the District and through other reasonable methods determined by the Mayor and shall be transmitted to the Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, Community Development Corporation, and any other organizations the Mayor deems appropriate.

(b) Along with the list of properties required to be published under subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor shall publish a RFP inviting the submission of proposals for purchase of any of the properties listed. Proposals submitted to the Mayor shall be evaluated in accordance with this chapter and rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter. Each proposal shall outline financial and structural plans for the development, repair, occupancy, maintenance, and ownership of the property and shall contain any other information required by this chapter or any rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter.

(c) The Mayor may accept unsolicited proposals for any property that has been offered for sale but that was not purchased through the RFP process. A proposal that the Mayor approves shall be submitted to the Council for approval, in whole or in part, by resolution. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed resolution within 60 calendar days, excluding days of Council recess, the proposed resolution shall be deemed disapproved.

(d) The Director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development is authorized, at his or her discretion, as deemed necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter, and when it serves the District’s interest in producing affordable housing, to transfer real property in the Program inventory to other programs administered by the District government.