DC Office of the Tenant Advocate

DC Office of the Tenant Advocate The DC Office of the Tenant Advocate advocates for, educates, and provides outreach for tenants in the District of Columbia.

Operating as usual


The “Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act” (TOPA) is one of the District’s most important, and most controversial, tenant rights laws. Over the past couple years, TOPA has become even more of a “hot-button” issue. Disputes over “bona fide offer” and “portfolio sales,” and other aspects of TOPA, have been taken up both by the Courts and by the Council.

The next OTA stakeholder meeting will be devoted to these TOPA controversies. An expert panel will explain what is really at stake for District renters:

1. Blake Biles, attorney, Arnold & Porter
2. Scott Bruton, Director of Housing Policy I Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
3. Jon Tycko, attorney, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
4. Amir Sadeghy, attorney advisor, Office of the Tenant Advocate

This meeting will be held on Wed., April 22nd, from 1 to 3 pm, at the OTA office, located at 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 North.

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DC Office of the Tenant Advocate

DC Office of the Tenant Advocate


2000 14th St NW, Ste 300 - N
Washington D.C., DC

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 4:45pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 4:45pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 4:45pm
Thursday 8:45am - 4:45pm
Friday 8:45am - 4:45pm


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