• Current through October 23, 2012

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs shall provide for the continuation of a tenant hot line. The primary purpose of the tenant hot line is to provide assistance to low- and moderate-income tenants. To carry out this purpose, the functions and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Answering rent control procedural questions, and directing tenants toward possible courses of action in resolving problems;

(2) Providing advice on housing regulation violations;

(3) Explaining rent increases;

(4) Providing guidance on emergency shelter;

(5) Providing guidance on the Tenant Assistance Program;

(6) Providing guidance in resolving problems involving water, heating, repairs, and other matters;

(7) Providing advice on possible action in response to allegations of discrimination, harassment, or neglect by housing providers;

(8) Answering preliminary questions about remedies through the courts;

(9) Providing guidance when tenants are faced with eviction; and

(10) Providing guidance on other tenant problems.

(July 17, 1985, D.C. Law 6-10, § 705, 32 DCR 3089.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 45-2575.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-10, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 45-2501.

Miscellaneous Notes

Termination of Law 6-10: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 45- 2571.