From the January 2010 Glover Park Gazette:
The lender has taken title to 2136 Wisconsin; now, it’s trying to take possession. The drab tan apartment house near Holy Rood Cemetery was foreclosed on in October, but the former owner did not turn over the keys. Nor did tenant Tyrone Green move out. Green was the host of a series of paid, unlicensed open-bar parties at the building last year, for one of which the former owner, a corporation called 2136 Wisconsin LLC, has been fined $4,000.
Now the lender-turned-owner, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, has filed suit against both the former owner and the former property-management firm, GreenLight International LLC, of which Green is CEO. The case will be heard on January 13. If Mid-Atlantic prevails, it can file papers to have Green evicted.
The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate told us previously that after a foreclosure, any tenant must be offered the chance to stay on at a fair market rent. But Stephen Hessler, an attorney for Mid-Atlantic, says that law may not apply in this case, in part because there is no known, legitimate lease. “The bottom line is this: there is no authorized or recognized or proper residential tenant at that property,” Hessler says.
Reached via email, Green declined to comment.