Services Provided

We help residential tenants in the District of Columbia with the following legal issues:

  • lease negotiations
  • housing code violations
  • rent control violations
  • evictions
  • disputes over pets
  • problems with Section 8 vouchers or other rent subsidies
  • property damage and personal injuries caused by landlords
  • security deposits
  • collecting judgments against landlords
  • D.C. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (negotiations and litigation)
  • housing discrimination
  • other disputes with landlords



We provide the following services:

  • advice
  • help communicating with landlords
  • peacemaking
  • workshops
  • legal resources (books, forms, sample pleadings)
  • assistance filling out legal forms
  • ongoing court coaching
  • full legal representation in court