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Community leaders to discuss the future of Georgia Avenue NW

They’re launching an "Equitable Development Project" for the avenue’s lower part.

D.C. could extend rent control through 2030

New legislation would ensure the program doesn’t lapse at the end of next year.

Go-go is poised to become D.C.’s official music

Unanimously supported legislation would give the genre that status

Coalition to rally in support of stronger rent control laws this weekend

The organizing comes as D.C. considers extending rent control for another decade.

D.C. asks for input on additional changes to its blueprint for urban growth

Public comment on Comprehensive Plan reforms runs for the next few months.

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to reopen this Sunday

On display: "A Right to the City," an exhibit about D.C.’s recent transformation

D.C.’s official development playbook moves forward with inclusive city goals

Other parts of the Comprehensive Plan will be updated in the coming months.

D.C. is set to update its official roadmap for development today. Here’s why that matters.

Changes to the city’s Comprehensive Plan will have far-reaching implications.

Three in four D.C. residents say the city’s affordable housing is unfairly distributed

That’s according to an official survey the city conducted over the summer.

D.C. area planning council sets ‘at least’ 320K new homes as 2030 development goal

That’s roughly 30 percent more than currently projected.

D.C. region needs 374K new homes by 2030 to accommodate expected growth, report finds

220,000 families are at particular risk of displacement from high housing prices.

D.C.’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan

Officials say the properties need at least $2.2 billion in deferred maintenance.

D.C. is one of the hardest U.S. cities in which to build affordable housing, report says

The metro area ranks 52 out of 58 for ease of new development.

City to share housing and development survey results at September 21 meeting

Urban planning officials are aiming to produce 36,000 new units by 2025.

Report: $132K in income is needed to comfortably rent a two-bedroom in D.C.

That puts the city behind only San Francisco and New York, per a recent study

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D.C. Comprehensive Plan news

Survey: Where should D.C. build more affordable housing?

Half of the city’s income-restricted units are found east of the Anacostia River

Over two-thirds of one-bedrooms near Metro stations see higher rents in 2019: report

The median rent for transit-accessible one-bedroom homes increased 2.4 percent

Organizers will hold a town hall to build a ‘citywide tenant union’ Saturday

Local renters and their advocates are pushing for solidarity

To expand affordable housing, D.C. should reform single-family zoning: analysis

Three-quarters of D.C.’s residential tax lots allow only single-family homes by right

Amazon HQ2 ZIP code sees doubling in median list price for single-family homes: report

The price rose 99.9 percent in one year, to nearly $1.6 million last month

D.C. Council approves development framework with emphasis on affordable housing

The updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan contemplate racial equity as well

Family-sized housing remains out of reach for many in D.C., report says

Researchers also found that large homes are unevenly distributed across the city

D.C. attorney general asks listing services to help prevent housing discrimination

Denying homes to tenants based on their receiving rental vouchers is illegal in D.C.

Eviction records could be sealed or expunged under D.C. proposal

Evictions can hinder tenants from finding stable housing for years

D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S., report says

About one in four District children live in poverty, above the national average

New D.C. bill seeks to prevent gentrification and displacement in ‘high-risk’ neighborhoods

Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White is pressing for targeted services and funds

Amazon to donate $3M to Arlington affordable housing efforts as HQ2 looms

The company will also match its employees’ contributions to certain nonprofits

Amid funding dispute, D.C. Council votes to bankroll public housing repairs in 2020 budget

Most of the money would come from D.C.’s sports and entertainment authority

Metro to negotiate with D.C. over Columbia Heights dog park parcel

The transit agency is offering to sell the land to the District for more than $2 million

Survey: What kind of D.C. do you want to live in?

The District government wants to know as it prepares to revise the city’s Comprehensive Plan for development

Bill would require D.C. government to work toward racial equity

New legislation aims to make city officials more intentionally consider links between policy and race


At hip-hop architecture camp, D.C. youth make music video on gentrification, diversity in field

‘I grew up in a place being gentrified / Raised in Chocolate City / Rehabilitized’

Three urbanism takeaways from D.C. Mayor Bowser’s 2019 State of the District Address

In the cards: free D.C. Circulator rides for the foreseeable future and more affordable housing dollars

Report: D.C.’s affordable housing funds aren’t going as far as they were just a few years ago

Higher construction costs have significantly increased what it takes to create affordable housing in D.C.

D.C. Housing Authority teases plan to refinance about a third of its public housing units

The authority says it will "address" at least 2,400 ailing apartments over a two-year period

Hoping for improvements, lawmakers consider restructuring D.C.’s public housing authority

Two proposals would give the District more control over the independent agency than it has now

D.C. mayor taps millennial to head planning agency as city continues to grow

Andrew Trueblood brings fresh eyes and years of government experience to the role

D.C. to pursue changes to long-term development plan in 2019

Legislators will take up Comprehensive Plan amendments in the coming months