The Chief Tenant Advocate advocates for, educates, and provides outreach for tenants in the District of Columbia.

The Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) was started to respond to concerns about DC’s tenants:


  • Tenants often don’t know their legal rights as renters–and they have trouble learning their rights.
  • Tenants frequently can’t pay for legal representation.
  • Tenants usually don’t know how to use lower-cost court mediation and adjudication services.



Last modified: 12/28/2014 1:18:12 PM