Site Terms

Housing Is Website Terms of Use


Please read these website terms of use (these “Terms”) before using the Housing Is website (this “Website”). These Terms govern access and use of the Website, by using the Website you, as the user (the “User”), agree to the Terms set forth herein. If the User disagrees or does not consent to these Terms, the User should not use this Website in any way. Use of or access to this Website confirms agreement with these Terms and User will be deemed to have agreed to all of the terms and conditions included herein. Housing Is and CLPHA (collectively, the “Provider”) are free to change these Terms at any time without prior notice to User. User’s consent to changes to these Terms will be confirmed by any continued use of the Website following such changes.

User Eligibility

By using this website, User represents that User has sufficient knowledge, understanding, and authority to comply with the obligations created by these Terms for any liability User may incur as a result of using this Website. Further, access to “registered-user” portions of this Website is available only to Users who have created a user profile (“User Profile”). By creating a User Profile, each User is authorized and enabled to access “registered-user” portions of the Website and acknowledges that he or she is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their User Profile on their own behalf or on behalf of the organization or group they represent.

Use of Site

The information contained in this Website is for general informational purposes and to enable communication and the exchange of ideas between Users and between Provider and Users. Users may use this Website and the information, writings, links, articles, infographics, images and other informational works provided on or through this Website (collectively, the “Content”) for noncommercial purposes benefitting User and/or a an organization or group represented by User. No right, title or interest to the Content of this Website is transferred to User as a result of using this Website, whether by downloading its Content or otherwise, and Provider reserves all ownership rights to Content created by Provider. Therefore, except as expressly authorized by these Terms, User may not use, copy, distribute, transmit, or otherwise derive content from the Content of this Website. Provider hereby permits and authorizes User to share Content of Provider exclusively for noncommercial purposes through social media channels. In addition, User may not use, copy, distribute, transmit, or otherwise derive content from the Content of external sites linked to or accessed through this Website, except in accordance with the terms of use and policies of such external websites. Provider has made no investigation regarding the permissibility of deriving Content from external websites linked to or accessed through this Website.

Linking Disclaimer and Policy

Links to any content hosted on external sites that appear on this Website are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; such links do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Provider of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Provider bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external website or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external website for answers to questions regarding its content.

Content Disclaimer

While Provider endeavors to keep the Content of this Website up-to- date and correct, neither Provider nor any third-party warrants or guarantees in any manner, expressly or impliedly, the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability, or the suitability for any particular use, of the Content found or offered on this Website and/or the products and services offered. Accordingly, any reliance User places on the Content contained or referenced in this Website is placed solely at User’s own risk. Although Provider endeavors to keep this Website and its Content free of viruses and other harmful computer codes or programs, Provider cannot guarantee this and will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the presence of viruses or other harmful computer codes or programs contained in this Website or in Content downloaded from this Website. User may be permitted to link through this Website to external websites operated by parties unaffiliated with Provider. Please be advised that the content and access to such external websites is not under the control of Provider.

This Website may contain blogs, message boards, or other features that allow Users to communicate information or express personal or professional views (collectively, “Forums”). In using Forums, User agrees to at all times abide by all rules governing such use, including those requiring Users to refrain from posting material that is illegal, knowingly false, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise professionally inappropriate. Users who violate these Terms or other laws or rules governing contributions to, or the use of, this Website may be denied further access. User may not utilize the Website to conduct commercial solicitations unless the Website feature so utilized is explicitly designated for such purposes. User agrees that User is personally responsible for User actions involving this Website. Specifically, User agrees to take no action that will or may compromise the security of this Website, render it inaccessible to others, or otherwise cause damage to this Website or its Content.

The views expressed by Users of this Website are not necessarily the opinions Provider. Provider reserves the sole right to remove any User or Content deemed inappropriate or offensive to Provider, including profanity and disrespectful behavior. Provider makes no claim or endorsement regarding the expertise of any individual User, and assumes no responsibility for statements or claims of Users that self-identify as experts or otherwise.

Disclaimers of Warranty and Limitation of Liability

This Website and its Content are made available on an “as is, as available” basis, without warranties of any kind. Provider makes no warranties or representations with respect to this Website, its operation or the services, Content or products made available in this Website. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Provider expressly disclaims all warranties and representations of any kind, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, with respect to this Website, its Content, or any product or service offered or furnished via this Website.

Provider does not warrant or represent that the functionality and operation of this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, or secure, or that its Content will be complete or error free. Provider expressly disclaims to the full extent permitted by applicable law any and all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special exemplary or punitive damages arising in connection with: (a) this Website, its functionality, operation or Content. (b) User’s use or inability to use this Website, (c) any product or service offered or furnished or transaction facilitated through this Website, or (d) any error in or unauthorized access to User information or data.

If User is dissatisfied with this Website, its Content or these Terms , User’s sole and exclusive remedy is to register a complaint with Provider as described in these Terms and to discontinue use of this Website.

Intellectual Property, Copyrights and Trademarks –

All information, text, images, graphics, software and other Content that makes up this Website are the property of Provider or third-party licensors and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Except as otherwise specifically provided on this Website or as otherwise authorized in writing by Provider, nothing within this Website shall be construed as conferring any right or license on User or other Users to copy, reformat reproduce, reverse engineer, create derivative works, transmit, distribute, broadcast or publicly display the Website or any of its Content and any such action is hereby prohibited. All logos, trademarks, service marks, and trade names appearing in this Website are the exclusive property of Provider or the respective owners of such marks or names and are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws. Any use of any logo, trademark, service mark, or trade name appearing in this Website, without the express written consent of Provider or the owner of such mark or name is strictly prohibited.

Users may not attempt to modify any Content on this Website and may contribute or add Content only in portions of this Website that are explicitly designated for such purposes. Users who contribute Content to this Website grant to Provider a non-exclusive worldwide, royalty-free license to all such contributed Content. Therefore, by posting or contributing Content to this Website, User is granting to Provider a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide license to use such Content in connection with the operation of this Website, including without limitation the rights to copy, transmit, distribute, reproduce, reformat or edit, or derive other works using, the digital or non-digital content User contributes; provided, however, that links posted to Forums on this Website to content hosted on external websites that retain the rights to such content are subject to the Linking Disclaimer and Policy herein and do not create any rights to such content by Provider or other Users, except as permitted by the external website. In posting content on this Website, User represents and warrants that User has all rights, title, and interest in the posted Content or alternatively, that User has any and all consents, releases, clearances, authorizations, or licenses from any third-party or parties necessary to fully authorize the posting of such Content and any further use thereof authorized by these Terms, without royalty or other liability to Provider. Except for certain personal information that may be protected from disclosure as elsewhere provided in these Terms, Provider does not solicit or entertain contributions to this Website of any Content that is considered proprietary or confidential. User agrees that any content contributed to this Website will therefore not be regarded as proprietary or confidential and User hereby waives any claims that may arise regarding such contributed content.


Provider welcomes User comments regarding the provisions of these Terms relating to User’s personal information, the protection of intellectual property rights, the use of this Website by others, or any other matter relating to the design, Content, and operation of this Website. If User believes that any provision of these Terms has been violated, please contact Provider at Provider will act in good faith to address User concerns in a prompt and reasonable manner; however, Provider does not and cannot give assurance that User complaints will be resolved to User satisfaction.


To the full extent provided by applicable law, User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Provider, its officers, board members, staff and affiliates against any and all loss or damages (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising in connection with any claim, suit, action or demand by a third-party relating to such User’s violation of these Terms or such User’s contribution to or use of this Website or its Content. User’s obligation to indemnify shall exist in addition to and notwithstanding any action taken by Provider to terminate User’s rights of use or access to this Website as a result of User’s violations of these Terms.

Miscellaneous Terms

Modifications. Provider reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, update and revise these Terms at any time and from time to time. Changes will be posted in advance of, or contemporaneously with, their effectiveness. User is responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms, and User’s continued use of this Website following the posting of any change to these Terms will constitute User’s assent to the change.

Governing Law and Venue. These Terms are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to any choice of law rule that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. User agrees that the courts of the District of Columbia and the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia shall be the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for judicial resolution of any dispute arising in connection with the content or operation of this Website or use thereof.

No Waiver. Failure of Provider to enforce compliance with these Terms in any instance shall not operate as a waiver of the right to enforce future compliance. 

Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between User and Provider with respect to the subject matter hereof and there exist no prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements with respect to such subject matter outside of these Terms. If any court shall rule that one or more provisions of these Terms are invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms shall remain in full force and effect.

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