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Continuing Conversations on Housing

We have hosted several citywide conversations on housing. Visit the Our Progress page to learn more about these events and read their summaries.

Continuing Conversations on Housing -- Saturday, February 8, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser, led by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the DC Office of Planning, the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Mayor's Office of Policy, hosted the third in a series of public conversations to discuss how the bold housing goals set by the Mayor will advance housing equity and disrupt the historic impact of housing segregation in the District. At the event, attendees heard from Mayor Bowser in a fireside chat with Don Edwards, CEO and Principal of Justice & Sustainability Associates, and engaged in Undesign the Redline, an interactive exhibit connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today.
Watch a replay of Mayor Bowser’s fireside chat with Don Edwards here.

New Year, New Housing -- Friday, January 17, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio were joined by the District’s housing agencies (DMPED, DHCD, OP and DCHFA) at “New Year, New Housing,” an event to preview the tools and actions to achieve Mayor Bowser’s goal of producing 36,000 units by 2025, 12,000 of which will be affordable.
Watch a replay of this event here.

How Land Use Policies Impact Housing Opportunity Across the District -- Saturday, December 7, 2019

We hosted a housing discussion on how federal and local land use policies shaped segregation in the District and how segregation impacts opportunity for residents. We watched the short film "Segregated by Design," heard from local and national experts, and shared how residents can support the District's efforts to address historic inequities and advance opportunities through our current housing initiatives. 

Watch a replay of the event here and read a summary of the event here

Community Conversation on Housing -- Saturday, September 21, 2019 

We hosted a citywide conversation where residents from across the city learned about our Housing Framework for Equity and Growth, an initiative led by the Office of Planning and Department of Housing and Community Development to help advance the goal of achieving 36,000 units of housing by 2025, with 12,000 of those units affordable to low-income residents. We facilitated small group conversations with residents, heard from the Directors of the Office of Planning, Department of Housing and Community Development, and Department of Health on the importance of housing, and shared the results from our 2019 summer engagement. 

Read a summary of the event here.  


Image of small break out table during the Community Conversation on Housing