Tenant Rights Matter!
The District of Columbia Office of the Tenant Advocate will present its 8th Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This year’s theme is “Tenant Rights Matter.” Registration opens at 8:00 A.M. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. The summit will be held at the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Gallaudet University. The summit serves as a forum to bring together tenants, tenant associations, housing attorneys and advocates, policy experts, community leaders, and District officials to discuss matters of concern to tenants in the District of Columbia.
The day will include a plenary session in the morning and workshop sessions in the afternoon. The plenary session will include presentations about building inspections, consumer protections, and the state of affordable housing. The OTA will also honor two outstanding tenant advocates who we lost this year – David Conn and Karen Perry. Afternoon workshop topics will include renters’ rights, rent control reform and other legislative items, the future of Housing Choice Vouchers and subsidized housing, emergency preparedness, renters insurance, housing discrimination, and utility matters. Attorneys will be on hand to help tenants individually at a legal clinic, and elderly / disability tenants will be able to register their status to qualify for lower rent increases under rent control. Exhibitors from across the city will be present to share information about their projects and services.
Sign up via Event Brite for this free event (including admission, lunch, and parking). Registration ends on September 18th and there will not be onsite registration at the summit. Language interpretation and special needs will be available on request.
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