TENAC is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated exclusively
to tenant interests, tenant rights, and support for rent control in the
District of Columbia. We are the only city-wide tenants organization,
represent all tenants in the District of Columbia. As a legal successor to the
Tenants' Organizations Political Action Committee (TOPAC), we have been
serving tenants for almost 15 years.
TENAC's mission is to assist tenants through education, legal information, and lobbying for tenant legislation- especially affordable housing and tenants' rights. TENAC prepares
legislative proposals on behalf of tenants, and testifies frequently before
the City Council on matters of vital interest to tenants.
Of critical importance is TENAC's
HOTLINE (202-628-3688), which answers landlord/tenant
questions, and TENAC's role in helping tenants to form
tenant associations throughout the city.
that tenants in unorganized rental buildings are open for abuse by
landlords, rental agents, and owners. We will not rest until we see a
tenants' association in every rental building in the city.
TENAC Mobilization to Save Affordable Housing
TENAC Tenant Advisory
Ref: Williams/Ambrose's substitute rent reform bill. Attached is a sample opposition letter for your use to send to your councilmember. Click here to locate contact information for all councilmembers
DC Renters Alert! DC Renters are now facing the prospect of their rent doubling in 7 or 8 years!