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.

WDCW-TV (Channel 50) to Feature TENAC's Jim McGrath

TENAC Chairman Jim McGrath has been invited to appear on WDCW-TV (Channel 50), the "Inner Loop" program. The general topic will be "Economic Growth and the Social Ramifications."  This is a special 2-hour program, and Jim will be featured along with housing specialists, rental and other, with a focus on

Good News: A Major, Welcome Change!

Legal Help Now Available for All Tenants Who File a Tenant Petition at DCRA Regardless of Income

TENAC is pleased that the Office of Tenant Advocate (OTA) on September 11th has announced that as of October 1, 2006, when any tenant files a petition, OTA will assign them a legal service provider if needed, to help guide them through the tenant petition process.  OTA will contract with legal service providers instead of hiring a staff of lawyers, which would require more funds than currently appropriated.

Jim McGrath on WHUR radio, 96.3 FM

Dear Fellow Tenants and Friends -

Howard University's WHUR radio, 96.3 FM, will guest
feature Jim McGrath, Chairman of TENAC, this Monday
morning, (Oct. 16th) at 7:30 AM.  The topic will be


(Pacifica Radio) to feature speakers Jim McGrath and Silvia Salazar, Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 9:35/9:40 AM

Open Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 3, 2006

New starting/ending time:  6:30pm-8:30pm

The Story of Augusto Moreno & the Otis Place Tenants:

How TENAC Stopped Demolition of Their Building by

see the story of Otis place and the Stop Order to Raze the Building Issued by DCRA at TENAC's Request

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