The Struggle With DC Renters….

As you know, DC is one of the most expensive cities in the country. Many tenants are having problems keeping their apartment or have some issues with the rent control. This weekend, the DC Office of Tenant Advocate will host their 12th Annual Advocacy Summit. If you’re having some issues with your rent or knowing your rights this conversation is for you……

AUDIO:

Johanna Shreve……..Chief Tenant Advocate with the DC Office of Tenant Advocacy

Harrison Magy…….. Attorney & Advisor with the DC Office of Tenant Advocacy

Summit Information

Who: 12th Annual Tenant & Tenant Association Summit

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

Address: 800 Flordia Ave. NE Washington DC 20002

Contact: 202-719-6560

Rents are rising, and neighborhoods are changing. Renters mobilized to form a tenants union.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rents-are-rising-and-neighborhoods-are-changing-renters-mobilized-to-form-a-tenants-union/2019/08/22/c3a29286-c2c8-11e9-b72f-b31dfaa77212_story.html

Tenant activism has trickled its way through the District in recent years, building by building. Renters have organized associations, implemented rent strikes and battled the threat of displacement. They have protested, signed petitions and contacted city leaders. But for decades, there has been no centralized effort to organize renters on District-wide issues such as single-family-home renters’ rights, gentrification and rent control. The new D.C. Tenants Union is vowing to change that.

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