The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Tenants in Brightwood Park Strike To Protest Poor Building Conditions

June 21, 2018

CLC attorney Kathy Zeisel recently sat down with The Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss housing conditions and law in DC.

A group of tenants in a Brightwood Park apartment building have been withholding rent for three months to force the landlord to address what they describe as deplorable living conditions–including water damage, vermin, and mold. While rent strikes are usually a last resort for tenants, the tactic may gain traction as an effective tool for renters. We explore the rights of tenants–and landlords–in disputes over building maintenance.

You can hear the full segment here!