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D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate

General Contact Information

2000 14th Street NW Suite 300 North
Washington, DC 20009

How to Get Help

2000 14th Street NW Room 300-N
Franklin Reeves Center
Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number (202) 719-6560

Cross Streets: 14th and U Streets NW

  • Monday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

Cross Streets: 14th and U Streets NW

Who We Are

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

If you have a specific question you'd like to ask the Chief Tenant Advocate, please visit the Ask the Director website to submit your question.

Who We Serve

  • Statewide
Language(s) Spoken
  • Farsi / فارسی
  • French / Français
  • Spanish / Español
Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Upon request or recognition of a need. Over 170 languages are available through our translation service contract.

If hearing impaired, please contact the office in advance to schedule an appointment. OTA will hire an ASL translator.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired? Yes

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
Description of Services

We offer the following services for tenants only:

- Legal Advice and Representation

- Technical guidance regarding statutes, regulations, and case law

- Technical guidance regarding legal rights and case preparation

- Self-help materials for case preparation

- Assistance in drafting Tenant Petitions and other case materials

- Full/Direct legal representation in cases involving legal issues of District-wide significance

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? A tenant displacement resulting from a natural disaster, such as fire or flood, or a tenant displacement resulting from a government action, such as DCRA closing a building for being unsafe.

Last Review and Update: Nov 06, 2017
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