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AAPI Tenants' Rights Awareness Campaign

The AAPI Tenants’ Rights Awareness Campaign is an educational campaign aimed at increasing Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ understanding of their rights as renters in the District. The District of Columbia has some of the strongest tenants' rights laws in the nation and through this campaign, OAPIA will raise awareness of tenants’ rights through various outreach efforts, determine the primary housing concerns of the AAPI community by conducting a housing needs assessment survey, and recommend solutions to limited and non-English proficient AAPI residents on how to resolve various housing issues. 

In partnership with the Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA), OAPIA translated OTA's District of Columbia Tenant Bill of Rights. The Tenant Bill of Rights is intended as a guide to empower residents with knowledge on the basic rights of tenancy in the District.

OAPIA also created a list of most frequently asked questions and corresponding responses in a handy Tenants' Rights Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet. This FAQ addresses important issues such as lease agreements, rent control, tenant resources, etc. in a short and concise manner with eight questions. 

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