A recent study by the District of Columbia Superior Court reported that 95 percent of tenants in Landlord-Tenant court are unrepresented. Most cannot afford representation, making the need for volunteer legal assistance all the more pressing. The Housing Practice Area provides resources and support for pro bono attorneys, legal services attorneys and law students in advising and representing District of Columbia residents with housing problems, including landlord-tenant, subsidized housing, and homelessness issues.
This area is hosted by Rising for Justice and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless with the generous support and assistance of Hogan Lovells.
What you will find here:
Our Library* contains practice and procedure materials, form pleadings and unpublished opinions designed to assist practitioners in representing people with housing problems. Our News section compiles information about developments in case law and issues concerning housing in the District of Columbia.
*The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is pleased to announce that its Landlord Tenant Practice in D.C. training is now available in the library under training materials. This training was filmed in March 2020 and provides an overview of landlord tenant court, rent control, other forums for LT issues, public and subsidized housing, settlements, and post judgement issues.
We welcome your interest. Just click on the Join link above. We will review your application within 24 hours.