Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the successful resolution of four separate housing cases that will require landlords in Wards 1, 5, and 8 to remedy serious threats to the safety and security of tenants and community members at their respective properties.
AG Racine Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Settlement Keeping Apartment Complex Affordable for 25 Years & Preventing Displacement of Ward 5 Tenants
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reached a first-of-its-kind settlement that will stop the planned displacement of long-time District residents and preserve affordable housing at a Ward 5 property for 25 years.
The consequences of DCHA’s mismanagement and failures couldn’t be more serious. Thousands of DC residents have been denied access to safe, stable housing because of DCHA’s dysfunction.
AG Racine released a report detailing the lack of independence at the D.C. Housing Authority and calling for reforms to the agency’s governance.
AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.
This important bill will ensure that the newly created Department of Buildings (DOB) will have an effective proactive inspection program, which is critical to ensuring safe housing for the District’s most at-risk residents.
It’s been a busy few weeks advocating for housing justice here at the Office of Attorney General. We’ve had two significant wins: Passing emergency legislation to reform the DC Housing Authority and securing the largest housing discrimination penalty in U.S. history.
The emergency bill increases training requirements for its board of commissioners, requires more frequent reporting on housing conditions to the D.C. Council, and clarifies that DCHA has long been required to follow DC’s consumer protection laws.
AG Racine Forces Owners & Managers of Apartment Buildings to Pay More Than $2 million to the District, Improve Public Safety Around Properties in Lawsuit Brought by OAG
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the resolution of three cases including one in which the owners and property managers of two apartment buildings in Ward 4 will pay the District more than $2 million for public safety and housing code violations and remedy those conditions, and two other resolutions requiring owners in Wards 7 and 8 to make needed updates to the properties to make them safer for residents.
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.