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Housing Legal Assistance

Tenants and landlords can access housing legal assistance virtually/on the phone or in-person.

Virtual/Phone: Landlord and Tenant Legal Assistance Network

Unrepresented tenants and unrepresented small landlords* may call the Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network (LTLAN) at 202-780-2575 to connect with an attorney who can provide free legal information, advice, or legal representation. Online intake is also available for LTLAN.

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.

Hours of Operation for Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Online Intake for the Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network
 
Please visit one of the links below to complete an online intake for LTLAN. An intake specialist will follow up via telephone within 48 hours.

Intake for Landlords or persons with unwanted guests

Intake for Tenants

In Person: Landlord Tenant Resource Center

The Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) provides free legal information to both unrepresented small landlords* and tenants who have residential housing disputes in the District of Columbia.

The LTRC is located in Room 223 on the second floor of the D.C. Superior Courthouse, Building B, 510 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The LTRC also refers eligible tenants for legal advice and representation.

More information about the LTRC can be found on this flyer.

Hours of Operation for the Landlord and Tenant Resource Center
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please note that due to a high demand for services, it may be necessary for the resource center to limit the number of customers it sees each day and close intake before 1 p.m. The resource center will, whenever possible, provide written materials and referrals to customers who cannot speak with an attorney that day. Services are not guaranteed. We reserve the right to refuse service for any reason without prior notice.

Closures

LTLAN and LTRC will close on the following dates in 2024:

Month Holidays (Closure) Month Holidays (Closure)
January Monday, 1st Wednesday, 10th Monday, 15th Wednesday, 17th July Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th Wednesday, 10th
February Wednesday, 14th Monday, 19th August Wednesday, 14th
March Wednesday, 20th September Monday 2nd Wednesday, 11th
April Wednesday, April 10th Tuesday, 16th October Wednesday, 9th Monday 14th
May Wednesday, 1st Monday, 27th November Monday, 11th Wednesday, 13th Wed-Fri, 27th-29th
June Wednesday, 18th Thursday, 19th, Monday, 24th December Wednesday, 11th Friday, 20th – Wednesday 1st

Eviction Emergencies

If you believe you may be evicted very soon, you can check whether you're scheduled for an eviction today by calling the Clerk's Office at 202-879-4879. You can then call the Landlord Tenant Legal Assistance Network at 202-780-2575 to be connected to an intake specialist.

For more information about the Landlord and Tenant Branch see the Landlord and Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court.

*We define a small landlord as one who owns and rents four or fewer units and does not use a property management company.

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