Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3505.05. Prohibition of discrimination against elderly tenants or families with children.

(a) It is unlawful for a housing provider to discriminate against families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance, elderly tenants, or families with children when renting housing accommodations.

(b) Any protections provided by subsection (a) of this section and any penalties provided in § 42-3509.01 shall be in addition to any other provision of law.

(c) Allegations of violations of this section that are made by families receiving or eligible to receive Tenant Assistance Program assistance, by elderly tenants, or by families with children shall be promptly investigated and handled by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which shall provide the complaining party with a written report upon the conclusion of the investigation.


(July 17, 1985, D.C. Law 6-10, § 505, 32 DCR 3089; Oct. 2, 1987, D.C. Law 7-30, § 4, 34 DCR 5304.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 45-2555.

Cross References

Discriminatory practices in real estate transactions, see § 2-1403.05

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3 of Tenant Assistance Program Amendment Temporary Act of 1987 (D.C. Law 7-48, December 10, 1987, law notification 34 DCR 8107).