I have been dealing with Equity Residential and their abuse of rent concessions since 2014. They routinely propose rental increases of 10% or more to re-sign and threaten to remove the concession entirely if I went month to month. With my most recent lease, they finally agreed to meet at 5% to re-sign, only after I consulted the tenant advocate association and threatened legal action against Equity. I am so happy to see that someone has taken action to connect the many many DC residents affected by this practice and would be happy to help however I can.
Name Withheld from Van Ness, age early-20s