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Know the Laws: District of Columbia

UPDATED August 31, 2015

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There are laws in Washington, D.C. that offer housing-related protection to victims of domestic violence. 

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back to topI still have questions about this housing law and if it applies to me. Where can I go for help?

If you are not a victim of domestic violence, but have questions about your housing rights, you may be able to find more information on an anti-discrimination law, the Fair Housing Act here.

If you are not sure if you are a victim of domestic violence, see What is the legal definition of domestic violence in D.C.?  If you have read through the information above and still have questions, these resources, which provide legal assistance in landlord/tenant matters might be able to help:

Bread for the City
202-265-2400

D.C. Law Students in Court
202-638-4798

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
202-628-1161

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
202-328-5500

Did you find this information helpful?

WomensLaw.org would like to thank Larisa Kofman, former Policy Director at the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, for providing information and guidance on this material. 

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