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.

AN HISTORIC FIRST: MAYOR-ELECT APPOINTS TENAC CHAIR JIM MCGRATH AS TENANT REPRESENTATIVE TO MAYORAL TRANSITION TEAM!

Tenant concerns will now be heard more clearly. In a first, and thanks to Vincent Gray’s “One City” policy, TENAC’s Chairman has been appointed to the mayor-elect’s transition team. We believe that tenants -- and the many others who were ignored in favor of special big interests during recent administrations -- will at last have a greater part in policymaking. Click for details

SPECIAL, SPECTACULAR END-OF-YEAR TENAC MEETING on Wednesday, December 8th, A STAR LINE-UP

12/08/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SPEAKERS:

 

-MAYOR-ELECT VINCENT GRAY ON HIS VISION FOR THE CITY AND HIS NEW ADMINISTRATION;

 

-COUNCILMEMBERS GRAHAM, CHEH AND EVANS ON THE FUTURE OF RENT CONTROL, TENANTS' RIGHTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND ON MAKING RENT CONTROL PERMANENT INSTEAD OF RENEWAL REQUIRED EVERY FIVE YEARS;

 

HAITI: HOUSING AND CHOLERA HORRORS STILL, IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR’S HURRICANE

AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES, TENAC DECRIES THE DEPORABLE CONDITIONS THERE, MUCH OF WHICH STEM FROM LACK OF SAFE AND DECENT HOUSING Click for press release

THE ABC BOARD TO TENANTS --AND ALL RESIDENTS -- TAKE A HIKE!

TENAC'S COMMENTARY ON the ABC Board and Loczal Businesses UNITED ATTEMPT TO GUT OR ABOLISH VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS INTENDED TO PRESERVE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS,  IN PLAIN CONTRADICTION OF THE LAW

CRIME NO PUNISHMENT! AS HOUSING WAS THE MATCH THAT LIT OUR ECONOMIC FIRE STILL RAGING, TENAC, an Affordable Housing Coalition, PROTESTS BIG BANK BONUSES AND SOCIALIZING BANK LOSSES

(not just with temporary TARP, but with constant "quantitative easing", low interests, the Fed Open Window, etc., etc.,  WHILE AVERAGE AMERICANS – THEIR HOUSING ALONG WITH THEIR WAGES -- GO DOWN THE TUBES .  TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, CONGRESS STONEWALLS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, LIKE IT WOULD A CASINO CHIP, AS FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO PAY THE RENT OR PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE! TO ALL THAT GOVERNMENT LARGESSE AND GREED, WE SAY: GIVE IT BACK!

JOIN US!  We have protested down at Goldman Sachs and the other Wall Street firms and will again. Click to see our press releases, flyers and notices on the intolerable situations Americans are faced with. 

SOON-TO-BE MAYOR VINCENT GRAY AND WARD 3 COUNCILMEMBER MARY CHEH TO SPEAK AT TENAC'S OCTOBER 5th (TUES.) MEETING

10/05/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:52pm

(6:30 - 8:30 PM, at Sumner School, 17th & M St. NW, near the Farragut North red line metro). Click for Details.

VINCENT GRAY WINS ELECTION! In a post-election press release, TENAC recounts what a Gray victory means, and enthusiastically invites the Democratic nominee to our next (October 5th) TENAC Meeting.

Another TENAC endorsee, Councilmember Mary Cheh, running for re-election as Ward 3 councilmember, is also expected to attend. Click for details on the Gray victory, and stay tuned for the complete story on the Oct. 5th Meeting, soon to be announced.

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