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.

TENAC Chairman Jim McGrath will speak on WPFW

TENAC Chairman Jim McGrath will speak on WPFW, Pacifica Radio, 89.3 FMGloria Minott's Metro Watch Program on Monday, August 2, 2010, 9:35/9:40 AMTopics: TENAC Endorsement for Vince Gray for Mayor;Councilmember races;Extension of rent control cycle from 5 years (currently) to 10 years (being proposed).

WHY TENAC ENDORSES VINCENT GRAY FOR MAYOR

TENAC Chairman Jim McGrath's brief statement explaining to D.C. voters why TENAC has endorsed Vincent Gray for Mayor.  Click for details.

TENAC ENDORSES VINCENT GRAY FOR MAYOR!

In the 2010 mayoral race, TENAC has unanimously endorsed Gray for mayor as the best candidate for rent control, affordable housing, tenants rights, and all around for D.C. -- click for details

TENAC URGES ALL WARD 2 VOTERS TO ATTEND THE WARD 2 STRAW POLL AND CANDIDATES FORUM, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21st FROM 7 - 9:15 P.M. AT THE WASHINGTON PLAZA HOTEL, 10 THOMAS CIRCLE

Ward 2 Democrats have invited all registered mayoral candidates to a forum at their straw poll, which is coming up this Wednesday, July 21 at the Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle. Registration will begin at 7 p.m., and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of any candidates. There will be a formal presentation starting at 7:30 p.m., where candidates will be asked questions on a series of important subjects, and voting among registered Ward 2 Democrats will close at 9:15 p.m.

Candidates Forum for DC Council

08/03/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sumner School, 1201 17th Street, NW (corner of 17th & M Sts)

JOIN TENAC, THE FAIR BUDGET COALITION, D.C. FISCAL POLICY INSTITUTE, EMPOWERDC AND OTHERS TO REVERSE PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SLASH SERVICES LIKE OTA, THAT WOULD HARM OUR TENANTS, THE NEEDY, AND ALL BUT THE UNAFFLUENT!

WE STRONGLY URGE ALL to join TENAC and the other groups in opposition to the Mayor's proposed budget cuts aimed at slashing services, thereby causing great hardship to many in this diverse city.   We and others, like the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, EmpowerDC, the Fair Budget Coalition, Bread for the City, etc., are urging the Council to restore these cuts and enact more equitable ways of raising revenue -- instead of mimicking the now outworn orthodoxy of slashing services and cutting taxes for the rich that has actually led to the current crisis of derivatives, debt and its natural culmination: socializing losses for the wealthiest among us (the banks) while ingraining unemployment, and depression on the rest.  Please click to see what you can do/who to contact to make your voice heard.

REVOLUTIONARY BREAKTHROUGH - New Court Procedure Allows Tenants to Compel Landlords to Adhere to Housing Standards!

Click to see the pertinent press release from the D.C. Superior Court. Includes SITE TO CLICK FOR APPROPRIATE FORMS!

Candidates Forum for Mayor and Delegate to Congress

06/01/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sumner School, 1201 17th Street, NW (corner of 17th & M Sts)

TENAC'S APRIL 2010 MEETING

04/06/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Features D.C. Councilmembers Jack Evans and Kwame Brown, the DC Metro AFL-CIO, the DC Office of Tenant Advocate (OTA) on Proposed Budget Cuts, Nader's Library Advocacy Group, Neighboring Montgomery County's Tenant Protection Efforts, The Clean Slate Campaign and more. Click for agenda and details

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