Every year thousands of families in the District of Columbia go before the Landlord and Tenant Branch of D.C. Superior Court without legal guidance or representation. The DC Affordable Law Firm helps tenants avoid eviction and live in safe housing conditions. We understand that many families experience housing insecurity and that too many people lack access to legal representation. The DC Affordable Law Firm provides low-cost, client-centered legal services to tenants in the District.

Our attorneys represent clients in the following areas:

Eviction defense We help tenants stay in their homes and represent clients who are at risk of being evicted.

Housing conditions DCALF provides legal advice to tenants whose landlords violate the DC housing code.

Informal advocacy We understand that legal problems exist long before tenants find themselves in court. Our associates work with tenants who have problems related to their housing and want to know their rights.


We provide initial consultations for a set fee of $75. At the initial consultation, clients meet with a DCALF attorney and receive preliminary legal advice. If DCALF accepts a case for further representation, we charge an hourly rate of $75. Some clients may have the option to pay a flat rate for particular legal services. We provide an estimate of costs at the beginning of all cases.  Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have about our fees.

If you would like help with a housing law issue, please call us at 202-844-5430 or fill out our online form and a DCALF attorney will contact you.