OTA 12th Annual Tenant & Tenant Association Summit

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Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

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Confronting DC's Affordable Housing Crisis: A Community in Action

The closest Metro station is NoMa-Gallaudet U. Shuttle service from the Metro to Gallaudet provided.


8:00 am – 9:30 am Registration

9:30 am - 9:45 am Welcome

Hosted by Derek McGinty, former WUSA9 anchor

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Rent Control in the District - A 100 Year Look Back
We will take a look at the first rent control laws and how they have changed over the decades. This presentation will then discuss the upcoming 2020 renewal of rental control, and what it means for District tenants.

10:30 am – 10:40 am Break

10:40 am– 12:00 pm

Housing Affordability Crisis- What is the State of Affordable Housing in the District?
This presentation will paint a picture of how the lack of affordable housing has become a national crisis. We will then explore its impact on the District and the devastating effect on some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Know the Rules to Play the Game- Revising Rental Control Regulation
The focus of this session will be on the Rental Housing Commission overview of proposed revisions to rent control regulations. After this presentation, tenants will leave with the tools and knowledge to jump start their advocacy activities.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
Conversations with D.C. Councilmembers

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Legal clinic from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Rent Control: Where does the District go from here?
In 2020, the District’s rent control law is up for renewal for the first time in ten years. The goal of this session is to have a robust discussion about rent control, and how it can be improved to better provide affordable housing in the District.

3:20 pm – 3:35 pm Break

3:35 pm – 4:20 pm

The Key to Change is YOU - Community Advocacy
No major changes in society have happened without collective action. These panelists will do a deep-dive into the importance of advocacy, and share strategies for how you or your organization can advocate for change effectively.

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks


We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate our 12th anniversary! If you would like to register by phone, please call 202-241-5942.

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