Housing DC | A Framework for Equity and Growth
A Message from Mayor Muriel Bowser
“A fair shot to live and thrive in DC also means that we are big in our thinking about creating and preserving more affordable housing.”
– Mayor Bowser, Second Inaugural Address to the District
A Direction for the District
Housing impacts us all. Today, residents in the District spend more of their income on housing than ever before.
Housing affordability is critical for all residents to thrive. Lower housing costs mean residents can afford to live in high opportunity areas, afford medical treatments, buy healthy foods, invest in education, and maintain a high quality of life.
How can we prioritize housing affordability for all? We can start by building more housing units for households at all income levels and preserving homes that are already affordable. Over the past 10 years, the District has grown by 34,000 housing units. However, this is still not enough. Our population is projected to keep growing.
We must think differently and act boldly to ensure the District is a home for all residents, whether you’ve lived here your entire life or you’ve recently moved here. To make sure the District can be a home for all residents, we must build more housing units.
Read on for our response