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.

Jim McGrath to speak on WPFW

Topic: Columbia Heights fire, displacement of tenants, code violations. See attached for additional information.

WOL to feature Speaker Jim McGrath, Sunday, 16 March 08, 11:00 am-12:00 noon,

Topic - Recent fire in Columbia Heights.
(see attached for more information)

On Friday, March 7th, TENAC's Jim McGrath will appear on the "Mind Over Money" Program, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WUSA, Channel 9, TV, will feature a panel including TENAC Chairman, Jim McGrath to speak on the "Mind Over Money Program", Friday, 7 March 2008,

Jim McGrath to speak on WPFW radio

See attached for more information.

Open Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 4, 2008

(see attached for further information)

Kennedy-Warren Rent Strike Situation

(Ltr to RA Wiggins, is on last two pages)

see the attachement

Open Board of Directors Meeting

Detailed Agenda

Open Board of Directors Meeting

World Film Premiere of "Chocolate City"

World Film Premiere of "Chocolate City," on Tenant Displacement in DC by London Filmmaker Sam Wild, Several Dates to Attend!

We Cordially Invite All to The World Premiere of “Chocolate City”, a film showcasing the plight of tenants in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. It was
directed and filmed by London producer Sam Wild and co-producer Ellie Walton, known for their productions on the problems of the urban poor throughout the


For Immediate Release: December 21, 2007
For Information: Call Jim McGrath (202) 387-1893



The 2007 honorees are:  Jim McGrath, Chairman, TENAC; Coleman McCarthy, Teacher, Author ; Nadine Bloch, Artist, Activist, Organizer ; Linda Leaks, Co-Chair, Empower DC; Eleanor Johnson, Pres. Dorchester House Tenants Assn.
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