AJE does not coordinate housing or homeless services, however, we know that this is something that many families need support with. Therefore, we are sharing these resources other families have found helpful. We hope they are helpful to you.
The Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network (LTLAN) is often the best place to start. Unrepresented tenants and unrepresented small landlords may call LTLAN at 202-780-2575 to connect with an attorney who can provide free legal information, free advice, or free legal representation. LTLAN is jointly staffed by Bread for the City, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, and Rising for Justice. LTLAN operates Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) provides free legal information to both unrepresented landlords and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia. The LTRC is ONLY open on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The LTRC is located in Room 223 on the second floor of the Landlord and Tenant Courthouse, 510 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The LTRC also refers eligible tenants for legal advice and representation. You may find more information about the LTRC here.
If you believe you may be evicted very soon, you can check whether you’re scheduled for an eviction THAT DAY by calling the Clerk’s Office at 202-879-4879.
Another good resource is the Washinton Legal Clinic for the Homeless. The Clinic supports individuals who are currently unhoused, in temporary housing/shelter or facing an immediate loss of shelter. You can reach them at 202-328-5500.
You can learn a lot about your rights as a renter and a homeowner in DC from Legal Aid DC – https://www.legalaiddc.org/practice-areas/housing-law and they also provide legal services around housing issues.
Other resources and links that might be helpful can be found here and also here.