News & Updates

Tenant Rights Now that the Public Health Emergency Has Ended

Check out our resource with answers to common questions tenants have asked during this pandemic.

Topics: Tenant Rights

Holding Gun Manufacturers Accountable

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in ghost guns in the District. These are guns that are sold without background checks and lack identifying information, such as serial numbers, rendering them untraceable by law enforcement. The Metropolitan Police Department has…

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AG Racine Calls on Justice Department to Better Regulate Ghost Guns to Improve Public Safety

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to finalize federal regulations which would make clear that ghost guns are firearms under federal law and help address the epidemic of gun violence. Such action would help improve public safety…

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AG Racine Announces Settlements In Three Lawsuits Against Real Estate Companies that Illegally Discriminated Against DC Housing Voucher Recipients in Wards 1,7, & 8

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced settlements in three lawsuits against real estate companies accused of illegally discriminating against low-income District residents who use housing vouchers to pay rent at properties in Wards 1, 7, and 8.

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AG Racine Announces New Nuisance Suits and Settlement Against 6 Property Owners For Failing to Implement Critical Security Measures to Protect Public Safety

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced two separate nuisance lawsuits against the owner of a gas station and grocery store in Ward 8, and a settlement with the owners of a gas station in Ward 5 to address security related issues, such as gun violence and drug activity. These efforts aim…

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AGs Racine & James Lead 22 Attorneys General In Opposing Georgia's Discriminatory Voting Law

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in opposing Georgia’s discriminatory law that would make it more difficult for millions of Georgians – especially Black Georgians – to vote. They specifically…

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Don't wait, vaccinate!

It’s been a challenging year and a half. We’re all tired of the COVID-19 pandemic. But unfortunately, we’re now seeing the spread of a new variant. Now is the time for everyone to double down, get vaccinated and wear masks. The more we take these safety precautions right now, the higher…

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AG Racine Joins White House Meeting on Holding Gun Manufacturers Accountable; Calls for Federal & Local Action to Combat Gun Violence & Crime

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, president of the National Association of Attorneys General, today joined a White House meeting with seven other state attorneys general to talk about how they can make meaningful progress to help stop gun violence by holding gun manufacturers accountable when…

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New 18-month Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status

On August 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) who have continuously resided…

Topics: Immigration
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AG Racine Announces Five Clinics With Local Organizations to Help Residents Access STAY DC Support to Pay Rent & Utility Bills

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced his office is partnering with local nonprofit organizations to sponsor five in-person STAY DC clinics to help residents navigate the application process so they can get support to pay their rent and utility bills, as many have struggled financially…

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