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Due to the COVID-19, the office is closed to walk-ins until further notice. Please call: (202) 719-6560 or use "Ask the Director" for assistance.
Mayor Bowser Lifts Stay at Home Order, Urges Safety as Phase One of Reopening Begins Friday, May 29

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About OTA

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) is to provide technical advice and other legal services to tenants regarding disputes with landlords; to educate and inform the tenant community about tenant rights and rental housing matters; to advocate for the rights and interests of District renters in the legislative, regulatory, and judicial contexts; and to provide financial assistance to displaced tenants for certain emergency housing and tenant relocation expenses.