Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3531.05. Establishment of Office of the Tenant Advocate.

The Office of the Tenant Advocate is established as an independent agency within the District government.


(Oct. 20, 2005, D.C. Law 16-33, § 2065, 52 DCR 7503; Oct. 1, 2007, D.C. Law 16-181, § 2(d), 53 DCR 6703.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 42-3531.04.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-181 substituted “independent agency within the District government” for “office within the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2065 of Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-168, July 26, 2005, 52 DCR 7667).

Effective Dates

Section 5 of D.C. Law 16-181 provided: “Section 2 through 4 shall apply as of October 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Transfer of functions of Office of the Tenant Advocate of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs: Section 4 of D.C. Law 16-181 provided: “All positions, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, assessments, and other funds available or to be made available to the Office of the Tenant Advocate of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs relating to the duties and functions assigned herein are transferred to the independent Office of the Tenant Advocate.”