Summary of DHCA Services


DHCA is here to provide you with the following services:

  • Mediate disputes between landlords and tenants;
  • Investigate and resolve formal complaints from tenants and landlords;
  • When a resolution is not forthcoming, refer the complaints to the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA) for adjudication;
  • Approve rental housing licenses;
  • Inspect rental properties to ensure compliance with all applicable housing codes;
  • Answer questions from the public regarding Landlord-Tenant issues, Licensing and Registration, Housing Code Enforcement, affordable housing and any other housing issues; and
  • Maintain a website that has access to numerous printed and downloadable publications: