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Tenant Purchase Campaign

Tenants working with LEDC and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development’s Housing for All Campaign are working to compel the DC government to prioritize the public funding necessary to help residents use the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) to buy their buildings – an indispensible tool in the growing movement to keep the District affordable.

Apartment building sales across the District threaten to displace thousands of residents from their homes.

Tenants working with LEDC and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development’s Housing for All Campaign are working to compel the DC government to prioritize the public funding necessary to help residents use the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) to buy their buildings – an indispensible tool in the growing movement to keep the District affordable.

Before the passage of TOPA in 1980, there were only 7 cooperatives in the District. Since its passage, residents have formed more than 100 cooperatives, including at least 31 cooperatives since 2000.

By purchasing their buildings and converting them into cooperatives, residents are able to take control of their housing and keep it decent and affordable for the long-term.

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