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Housing Regulation Administration

Fair Housing Complaints: You can file a fair housing complaint with the DC Office of Human Rights. Learn more

Housing Provider Ombudsman: A resource for small housing providers to apprise them of the District of Columbia’s housing laws. Learn more

Housing Resource Center: Provide counter services to stakeholders and conducts meetings and training sessions for residents. Community Based Organizations, the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and private groups utilize the HRC to conduct training, information sessions and meetings. University Legal Services maintains an office in the facility and provides free counseling services to homeowners, homebuyers and tenants on various topics. Learn more

Inclusionary Zoning Affordable Housing Program: Creates mixed neighborhoods by exchanging affordable housing units for bonus density. Monitors and enforces Affordable Dwelling Units throughout the city. Learn more

Rental Accommodation Division: Administers rent control, eviction notices and applications. Learn more

Rental Conversion and Sale Division (CASD): Regulates the formation and registration of condos or cooperatives. CASD handles the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) as well as District Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA). Learn more

Rental Housing Commission: Serves District residents through enforcement of the Rental Housing Act of 1985, as amended, in order to preserve and increase the supply of quality affordable housing. Learn more

Program Compliance: To ensure that programs and funding recipients serve District residents as desired, DHCD conducts appropriate oversight. Learn more

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