News & Updates
Last week, I filed a civil rights lawsuit against the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) for forcing hundreds of public housing residents with disabilities to wait years—and sometimes more than a decade—for accessible housing.
On June 19, we will celebrate Juneteenth: the 157th anniversary of the effective end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate liberation—and it’s a day for all of us to reflect on our nation’s past.
AG Racine Secures Nearly $2 Million For Victims of Rent Hike Scam and District Through Trial Victory
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Equity Residential Management, LLC, which manages the apartment complex at 3003 Van Ness in Northwest DC, is paying nearly $2 million to tenants and the District for lying to prospective residents about apartment rental costs and then…
It will likely come as no surprise to you that the District is in the midst of a housing crisis, with too many residents struggling to access safe and affordable places to live.
AG Racine Announces First Enforcement Action to Crack Down on Tax Evasion by Owners of Vacant & Blighted Houses
AG Racine today announced the first enforcement action brought by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) against owners of long-term vacant or blighted homes who made false claims to avoid paying the higher property taxes that the District imposes on empty or blighted properties.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has been using all the tools in our toolbox to preserve existing housing and protect tenants.
AG Racine Announces New Lawsuits to Protect Longtime District Residents from Displacement & Dangerous Housing Conditions
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office filed two separate lawsuits against neglectful landlords to protect District residents in Ward 5 and Ward 2 from displacement and remedy hazardous housing conditions.
AG Racine Announces Precedent Setting Victory in Lawsuit that Stopped Well-Connected Slumlords & Developers from Displacing Long-Term African American Tenants
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) won a precedent-setting victory in a long-running lawsuit against well-connected slumlords and developers who conspired to displace long-time African American tenants from homes they lived in for…