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.

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.

December TENAC Board of Directors Meeting

	The December TENAC Board of Directors Meeting will take place on December 4, 2007, at 6:30 PM at the Charles Sumner Museum School - 17th & M Streets, NW (Farragut North Metro).  This will be a key meeting for several reasons: (1) the number of critical issues on the agenda; (2) it will be the last meeting of the year; and (3) we will not meet in January 2008, because of the holiday season. 

There WILL NOT Be A Board Meeting For 6 November 2007

The November 6 TENAC Board of Directors meeting is cancelled.  Jim McGrath will be in Los Angeles for much of November to handle several matters involving his brother.  The next TENAC Boa

TENAC Resolution on the Recent West End Giveaways to Developers

Click the link to see TENAC's Resolution (in attachment) on the Council's bill by-passing public comment while giving away to developers public properties, including a much used library and fire station in the West End (Square 37).

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