You're Invited! | DCRA Fall Housing Summit | Wed., Nov. 18

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DCRA Housing Summit

DCRA Fall Housing Summit

Wednesday, November 18

Dear Property Owners and Managers,

As part of the more than 30,000 licensed rental properties available in our neighborhoods, you serve a vital need: providing safe housing to District residents.

At DCRA, we continue to focus on better serving District residents, businesses and stakeholders, and we are excited to invite you to our first biannual Housing Summit.

The Housing Summit will be broken into two parts.  You're invited to join us for both parts, or the portion most relevant to you and your business.

During the Housing/Property Maintenance Inspection Session, topics will include:

  • Abatement Policy – including potential incentives such as reductions in fines for faster abatements
  • Inspection Processes – expedited processes for inspection activity and abatements
  • Basic Business License Inspections – inspections are now happening sooner, with more flexibility to make abatements
  • Easier Referrals to Sister Agencies Within DC Government – efficient communication with our sister agencies like the Department of Energy and the Environment and the DC Housing Authority, often eliminating the need for cases to go to the Office of Administrative Hearings

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

   Housing Inspection Session 

During the Proactive Inspection Program Session, topics will include:

  • An overview of the program, including how properties are selected for inspection
  • Information about the scheduling process and tenant notification – making it easier for you when it comes inspection time
  • Review of abatement and re-inspection policies – ensuring that your property can be rented safely and more quickly
  • Insight into settlement options available to you

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Proactive Inspection Program Session

In addition, both sessions will include:

  • A debut of our Housing Registry – more timely notification of complaints and upcoming inspections
  • An overview of online enhancements to the DCRA Agency Dashboard and additional online tools – ensuring that you are in compliance with safety and licensing requirements and can notify us of any abatements in almost real-time
  • An introduction of the increased and efficient methods of payment – we will soon accept secure online payments, in higher amounts, for more types of fines and fees

Sign Up for Your Session Today!

If You Need Assistance Before the Housing Summit

If you need assistance, the fastest, most effective ways to request service are to email us at, fill out our online inquiry form, call (202) 442-4400, or use the chat feature on our website during normal business hours. Regardless of how you contact us, we will respond within 3 business days or less.

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