The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has a multimillion-dollar fund to repair problem properties. But only a fraction of the fund has gone to decrepit apartment buildings, even as tenants across the city have reported dangerous conditions. In the past three years, the city has spent nearly three times more on repairs for single-family houses than for apartments.
SOURCES: DCRA, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | The Washington Post - May 04, 2008
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