Children’s Law Center has successfully partnered with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) throughout the last year on issue areas including improving housing conditions for low-income tenants in multi-unit buildings with some of the most egregious housing violations. We have benefited from the knowledge, skill and compassion shown to our tenant clients by OAG staff, particularly the Social Justice Section’s Environmental Justice Unit, whose focus on lead issues in DC homes is critical since lead exposure in children can cause irreversible harm. Additionally, we commend the Civil Rights Section for investigating and prosecuting source of income discrimination cases, as well as broader housing discrimination issues. CLC Senior Supervising Attorney Kathy Zeisel shared our hopes for sustained communication and partnership with the OAG in pursuit of healthy housing for all DC families in her submitted written testimony.
Read her full testimony here: