DC has become a desirable place to live, but that growing popularity has brought rising housing prices that make it unaffordable for people of all incomes.
It is possible to build new housing, including affordable housing, protect the needs of tenants in redevelopment, and grow the District’s tax base in a way that makes business sense and advances the public good.
The DC government is working on revising the city’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that our leaders use to guide how the city will grow and change in the coming decades. The DC Office of Planning is going to submit amendments to this plan this year (our current version was adopted in 2006).
DC Policy Center
Haven House Cooperative
Idaho Terrace Tenants Association
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