Our High-Rise Life writer Barbara Cline has been busy mapping the many multi-unit housing options we have in our neighborhood, which only scratches the surface of data she has painstakingly collected over months – even years.
For example, she has figured out we have more than 6,700 condo, co-op and apartment units in the area encompassing ANC 3F, and she estimates more than 4,000 of those are rental units (the exact number is a moving target as many condos and co-ops are rented out by their owners). Of those, more than 3,000 are rent-controlled units in 18 apartment buildings.
Cline does this to help our ANC commissioners get to know their constituents, and to help residents of these buildings know their rights and responsibilities as renters. As such, she has let us know about Renters 101 classes being offered by the District’s Office of the Tenant Advocate. Topics will include leases, rent increases, rent control, evictions, housing code problems, reasonable accommodations and security deposits. The classes can also be useful to current and future landlords. (Read more about renters’ rights in DC.)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Office of the Tenant Advocate
The Reeves Center
2000 14th Street, NW – Suite 300N
Washington, DC 20009
For questions, special accommodation requests (at least five days before the training), and to reserve a space, call OTA at 202-719-6560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Barbara, for all your hard work and keeping us informed about our community of renters.