mentioned in GW Hatchet

There is a nice mention of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) in the GW Hatchet online today.

From the story:

Another sticking point is getting to know the landlord to make sure he or she is legally allowed to rent space. To this end, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has launched the Collegiate Off-Campus Housing Initiative, designed to protect students from unlicensed landlords.

As part of its campaign, the department provides a registry of all licensed landlords in the District, accessible at In addition, the Web site allows tenants to request a housing inspection and free smoke detectors through the District’s Smoke Alarm Utilization and Verification Program.
– Mike Rupert

2 Comments on “ mentioned in GW Hatchet

  1. 4115 8th street, nw is an illegal hotel. DC does not allow hotels in R zoning. It must be Commercial zoning. DCRA has one excuse after another for not knowing that it is a hotel. Just look at their on line sales!

    • @neighbor,
      We are investigating. Hostels need to have Bread and Breakfast license. We’ll update.

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