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DHCD to Hold Education Session on Tenant Petitions and TOPA

Friday, February 19, 2010
Sessions will be held Thursday, March 4 from 6 pm - 8 pm at 441 4th Street, NW.


(Washington, DC) - The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will present an education opportunity for District of Columbia tenants and property owners to provide an overview of the District of Columbia’s Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980 relating to tenants’ rights to purchase their building and first right of refusal, as well as the process property owners must follow to convert a rental property to a condominium or cooperative, including  offer of sale notices, notices of transfer and the Housing Assistance Payments for displaced tenants.

The session will also include an overview of the Tenant Petition/Complaint Process as prescribed by the Rental Housing Act of 1985, as amended and Title 14, Chapter 42 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. 

The general public are welcome to attend this FREE education session.

Lauren Pair, Administrator, Rental Conversion and Sales Division (CASD); and Keith Anderson, Acting Rent Administrator, Rental Accommodations Division (RAD)

6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010

One Judiciary Square at 441 4th Street, NW, Room 1114 South                                                                                  

To attend, please contact Vivian Portis, Outreach Specialist, at (202) 442-7275 or [email protected].

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165.  A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request by calling (202) 442-7275 five days prior to the hearing date. Residents who require language interpretation should specify the language (i.e. Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese, Amharic, French or other). Professional interpretation services will be provided to pre-registered persons only.  Deadline for requiring services of an interpreter is five days prior to the hearing date. Agency staff who are bilingual in English and Spanish will provide assistance on an availability basis to walk-ins without registration.