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The DC Code: § 42-3507.05 Tenant hot line.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

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.

Historical and Statutory

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. DC CODE § 42-3507.05 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

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