As protections for renters and homeowners soon expire, will that spark another housing crisis?

This story was updated on June 12, 2020.

A high-rise apartment complex in Bethesda, Md.— The Grand run by Brookfield Properties of New York — planned to increase rent during the COVID-19 pandemic by as much as 60 percent for tenants.

Montgomery County and renters advocates stepped in to get a bill passed to limit increases to 2.6 percent during this time. Landlords and their sycophants called this overreach and worse, with some even filing a…