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GUSA Launches Student Tenant Advocacy Group

Friday, July 26, 2013

By Penny Hung

As rising juniors dive into the search for senior year housing this summer, GUSA has taken steps to secure students’ rights off campus.

The Georgetown Student Tenant Association, launched by the Georgetown University Student Association on Wednesday, will train advocates to help students deal with uncooperative or negligent landlords.

With support from Georgetown’s Office of Neighborhood Life, the D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, GSTA advocates will review leases, refer students to legal counsel, file complaints with D.C. agencies against non-code compliant landlords, address general housing concerns and inform students of their rights as tenants. The tenant association will forward cases involving uncooperative landlords to District offices responsible for enforcement of tenants’ rights.

[View full article from The Hoya]