The tenant. DC has the most ONEROUS discrimination laws AND Rent Control.
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code Section 2-1401.01et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived:
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment
based on any of the above categories is also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
It is unlawful for any person to practice discrimination in the rental or sale of housing accommodations
and commercial space in the District of Columbia on the basis of the above categories.
The D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, Section 2-1402.21 of the D.C. Code, prohibits acts performed wholly
or partially for a discriminatory reason:
“To interrupt, or terminate, or refuse, or fail to initiate or conduct any transaction in real property; or to
require different terms for such transaction; or to represent falsely that an interest in real property is not
available for transaction;…”
Similar prohibitions apply to “blockbusting,” “steering,” and financing.
COMPLAINTS OF POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF THIS LAW MAY BE FILED WITH:
Government of the District of Columbia
Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, N.W., 570N
Washington, D.C. 20001
Telephone (202) 727-4559 • Fax (202) 727-9589
Adrian Fenty, Mayor
Sex (Gender or sexual harassment)
Gender Identity or Expression
Source of Income
Place of Residence or Business --64.12.xxx.xxx