Last Wednesday, attorneys from seven law firms and government agencies participated in an informal training at Legal Aid on handling cases before the D.C. Superior Court’s Housing Conditions Calendar. The training was led by Staff Attorney Evan Henley who joined Legal Aid in September 2013 as a Skadden Fellow. Evan’s fellowship project focused on representing tenants in housing conditions cases and related advocacy.
The D.C. Superior Court created the Housing Conditions Calendar (HCC) in April 2010 after years-long advocacy led by Legal Aid and others. The docket is dedicated solely to cases brought by tenants seeking repairs to their rental units. Designed to complement to the Court’s Landlord and Tenant Branch, which handles eviction proceedings, the HCC provides a forum for the speedy, inexpensive resolution of cases involving landlords’ failure to maintain units in decent and sanitary condition as required by D.C. law. Legal Aid and other advocates had been working closely with the Court to create this calendar. Read more →