News & Updates

Apply for Child Support Online

When children receive financial support from both parents, they can thrive and have a bright future.

Topics: Child Support
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Neglectful Landlord Must Clean Up Toxic Lead at Ward 4 Apartment Buildings

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) secured a court order against a Ward 4 landlord—76 M Inc. and Peter Odagbodo—requiring the cleanup of toxic lead hazards at three residential buildings on Kansas Ave NE.

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AG Racine Announces Real Estate Company to Pay $900K for Discriminating Against Low-Income District Renters

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Curtis Investment Group, Inc., a large local real estate company, will be required to pay $900,000 to the District to resolve a 2019 housing discrimination lawsuit.

Topics: Housing
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AG Racine Sues Major District Landlord Responsible For Nearly 1,000 Apartments Over Source of Income Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against three real estate companies—DARO Management Services, DARO Realty, and Infinity Real Estate—and company executive Carissa Barry, for illegally discriminating against low-income District residents who receive housing assistance.

Topics: Housing
Testimony

Testimony on Abatement and Condemnation of Nuisance Properties Amendment Act of 2019

Statement of Jimmy Rock, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Advocacy Division

Topics: Housing

Tenants’ Rights: Tips for Reporting Problems with A Landlord or Housing Conditions

District residents deserve safe, habitable housing and to be treated fairly by their landlords.

Topics: Housing
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Owner of Park 7 Apartments Will Return $450K+ to Hundreds of Tenants Wrongfully Billed for Water

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the owner of Park 7 Apartments will refund at least $450,000 to more than 470 current and former tenants who were improperly billed for water.

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AG Racine Announces Ginosi USA Banned From Offering Illegal Short-Term Apartment Rentals in the District

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Ginosi USA Corporation (“Ginosi”)—a California-based company—and its owners and officers are banned from selling illegal short-term rentals in residential apartment buildings in the District of Columbia.

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AG Racine and Apartments.com Announce New Effort to Fight Housing Discrimination in Online Rental Listings

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced Apartments.com will take additional steps to eliminate discriminatory housing advertisements from its platform as a result of a collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).