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The Office of the Tenant Advocate will be closing at Noon today, Friday, September 23, 2016 in preparation for the 9th Annual Tenant Summit. Our office will reopen Monday, September 26th – Regular Business Hours. We hope to see you there.

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Emergency Housing

OTA provides financial assistance for certain emergency housing and relocation expenses to tenants displaced by fires, floods, or government closures through providing the following services:

  • Hotel Accommodations - Provides temporary housing solutions that allows tenants to focus on new housing alternatives
  • Financial Assistance - Provides first month’s rent, security and/ or utility deposits and application fees for replacement rental housing
  • Storage - Assists tenants with packing, moving and storage of personal possessions for up to 60 days
  • Coordination of Services - Coordinates with other District agencies and community-based organizations to ensure that appropriate services are provided to displaced tenants
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