Office of the Tenant Advocate

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Due to COVID-19, the office is closed to walk-ins until further notice.
Please call: (202) 719-6560 or use "Ask the Chief Tenant Advocate" for assistance.

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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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