This past Thursday, DCRA’s “This Should Be Illegal” team packed up the van and headed to American University for a little quality time with the students there. We took part in the university’s annual Wellness Fair and it was really nice. The folks at AU kind of had to work a little harder than usual to justify our presence, but after we discussed it, they decided that we were a perfect fit. There are some issues with crappy apartments or other rental housing that could in fact be a matter of life and death. So, there you have it.
We were very happy to meet several students from AU, giving them information about our services, and we look forward to heading to your college or university next! If you are having an event soon and you’d like for us to come out, give us a shout on Twitter @dcra or email myself shana.kemp (at) dc (dot) gov or Michael Rupert michael.rupert (at) dc (dot) gov and we’ll be more than happy to stop by! Sometimes, students feel more comfortable making a formal complaint or getting answers to their questions through one on one interaction, instead of over the phone.