The Georgetown Student Tenant Association (GSTA) is a new effort started to help protect the rights of student tenants off campus. All DC tenants, regardless of age, are entitled to safe and clean housing. In the past, there have been instances where landlords have abused the rights of students through devising improper leases, being unresponsive, failing to obtain city licenses, and renting houses in poor condition. Click to check the current status of a landlord or building.
GSTA is an organization that partners with the DC Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). We offer several services: education, lease review, and direct advocacy. Our direct advocacy services allow us to file complaints on behalf of students who are experiencing problems with their landlord. We are also available to aid students dealing with general off-campus queries and to go over leases with students to educate them before they sign. All client information is strictly confidential. Click to read more about our services.
We operate on a case by case basis; students have an opportunity to meet with a tenant advocate in the GUSA office on campus. Click to schedule your appointment today. All services are free and all advocates are current Georgetown undergraduates.
Please contact us if you have any questions about locating a rental, landlord certification requirements, or issues with your landlord in general. We look forward to hearing from you.