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Effective March 12, 2018  - The Office of the Tenant Advocate new Walk-In hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am – 4 pm and Wednesday by Appointment ONLY.

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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.