Check this article on auntminnie about a not too uncommon occurence among radiology residents when they go to DC for AFIP. You try to skimp and save money, but you heard perhaps good reviews... you never visited DC before.. the pictures on craigslist looks awesome. You show up. The place has rats and there are bars on the windows.
Check out this article on auntminnie about how some landlords were recently booted from the list. Good call!
"Officials in charge of housing for courses at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) have kicked a landlord off the official housing list following complaints from radiologists attending the institute's radiology-pathology course in Washington, DC"