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.

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

D.C. Coalition for Housing Justice, presents Annual Housing Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser, Thursday, 31 August 2006

We are requesting the pleasure of your company at our 4th Annual Housing Awards Ceremony & Fundraiser
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
6 pm – 10 pm
Busboys & Poets Restaurant
1421 14th Street, (& V) N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

Jim McGrath on WPFW

Jim McGrath, TENAC Chairman will appear on WPFW, 89.3 FM, the Gloria Minott Show, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st at 9:35 A.M. Topic will be TENAC political endorsements for the upcoming DC politic

More on the Office of the Tenant Advocat

Enclosed here are TENAC's
Letter Commending the Office of the Tenant Advocate's
(OTA) Performance, Especially Its Help for the the
809-811 Otis Place Tenants, and Accompanying Testimony


Position Title:  Advocacy/Housing Coordinator.  Job will remain open till filled.
see the job announcement below

TENAC Mourns Board Member Brother Chris Crowder,

TENAC Mourns Board Member Brother Chris Crowder,
Killed by Gunfire (See Press Release dated 7/10/06);
Services to be Held on Saturday, July 15th, 10 AM at
the Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 816 - I

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