Washington DC Gentrification
They’re launching an "Equitable Development Project" for the avenue’s lower part.
The organizing comes as D.C. considers extending rent control for another decade.
Public comment on Comprehensive Plan reforms runs for the next few months.
On display: "A Right to the City," an exhibit about D.C.’s recent transformation
Other parts of the Comprehensive Plan will be updated in the coming months.
Changes to the city’s Comprehensive Plan will have far-reaching implications.
That’s according to an official survey the city conducted over the summer.
That’s roughly 30 percent more than currently projected.
220,000 families are at particular risk of displacement from high housing prices.
Officials say the properties need at least $2.2 billion in deferred maintenance.
Urban planning officials are aiming to produce 36,000 new units by 2025.
That puts the city behind only San Francisco and New York, per a recent study
Half of the city’s income-restricted units are found east of the Anacostia River
The median rent for transit-accessible one-bedroom homes increased 2.4 percent
Local renters and their advocates are pushing for solidarity
Three-quarters of D.C.’s residential tax lots allow only single-family homes by right
The price rose 99.9 percent in one year, to nearly $1.6 million last month
The updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan contemplate racial equity as well
Researchers also found that large homes are unevenly distributed across the city
Denying homes to tenants based on their receiving rental vouchers is illegal in D.C.
Evictions can hinder tenants from finding stable housing for years
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White is pressing for targeted services and funds
The company will also match its employees’ contributions to certain nonprofits
Most of the money would come from D.C.’s sports and entertainment authority
The transit agency is offering to sell the land to the District for more than $2 million
New legislation aims to make city officials more intentionally consider links between policy and race
‘I grew up in a place being gentrified / Raised in Chocolate City / Rehabilitized’
In the cards: free D.C. Circulator rides for the foreseeable future and more affordable housing dollars
Higher construction costs have significantly increased what it takes to create affordable housing in D.C.
The authority says it will "address" at least 2,400 ailing apartments over a two-year period
Two proposals would give the District more control over the independent agency than it has now
Andrew Trueblood brings fresh eyes and years of government experience to the role