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, and we 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) 288-1921, which answers landlord/tenant questions, and TENAC's role in helping tenants to form tenant associations throughout the city.

TENAC believes 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.

D.C. PRIMARY ELECTIONS -- BUSINESS AS USUAL

       First things first, congratulations to the winners!  TENAC wishes them well.  While the outcome did not reflect our earlier message of “NEW FACES – NEW HOPES FOR AN AFFORDABLE DC,” TENAC does not believe in sour grapes, especially since we view all of the winners as good people, friends, and in many cases former TENAC endorsees, as well.  But “Business as Usual” does not reflect a win for this city.  It does nothing to address the preeminent problems of the District’s rampant unaffordability crisis, the critical need to reform rent control, and the increasing erosion of tenant rights.

TENAC 2018 PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS:

NEW FACES/NEW HOPES

FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING*

  Eleanor Holmes Norton – U.S Delegate to Congress

 Ann Wilcox - Mayor

HUGE COUNCIL CAVE-IN; Only Tenants Injured

"Tenants' Rights, Affordable Housing, Rent Control ... Long Live Tenants Rights!"

 

TENAC's International Outreach

TENAC’s International Outreach

 

Details on Jim Graham's Farewell Service

Statement of Chief Tenant Advocate Johanna Shreve on the Passing of former Councilmember Jim Graham
 
(WASHINGTON, DC)Today, Chief Tenant Advocate Johanna Shreve released the following statement on the passing of former D.C.

LANDMARK TENAC MEETING - THURS. JAN. 26, 2017 Not to be missed! We are holding TENAC's 25th Anniversary meeting and you are cordially invited.

We'll also focus on the rent control bills currently up for consideration - vital legislation key to preserving what is left of affordable housing! The author, Councilmember Anita Bonds is invited.

TENAC OCTOBER MEETING: THURS., OCTOBER 27th AND YOU ARE INVITED! - REAL REFORM NEAR AT LAST!

 VITAL TENANT LEGISLATION ON THE AGENDA! THE ROOF  YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN! 
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