News/Blogs Archive

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The Comp Plan Guides DC Growth: Here’s what proposed updates say about housing.  Alex Baca. GGW, October 31, 2019.

The District’s Rising Economic Tide isn’t Lifting Black Boats.  Tazra Mitchell. DCFPI, October 24, 2019.

We are reading the amendments to DC’s Comp Plan...Alex Baca. GGW, October 18, 2019.

DC wants more affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods, per its newly released targets.  Alex Baca. GGW, October 16, 1019.

D.C. aims to spread low-cost housing. Robert McCartney. Washington Post, October 15, 2019.

Couchsurfing: the simple idea behind DC’s homelessness prevention program.  Lilah Burke (Street Sense Media). GGW, October 14, 2019.

DC further narrows access to shelter and housing resources. WLCH, October 10, 2019.

After three years, the DC Council passes the framework of the Comp Plan. Alex Baca. GGW, October 8, 2019.

Promoting Equitable Housing through the Comprehensive Plan. Kamalika Das. DCFPI Blog, October 7, 2019.

Here’s what rent control could mean for DC’s housing crisis.  Ally Schweitzer. WAMU, October 4, 2019.

Housing Advocates push for more aggressive rent-control measures in DC. Marissa J. Lang. WP, October 2, 2019.

DC’s Public Housing Crisis: Centering Solutions on Needs of Current and Future Tenants.  WLCH, October 1, 2019.

City Report throws cold water on converting vacant offices into affordable housing. Andrew Giambrone. dc.curbed, September 30, 2019.

There should be more subsidized housing in wealthy parts of DC, survey takers say.  Brian Goggin.  GGW, September 25, 2019.

Is Shame the Antidote to NIMBYism in the Washington Region?  Ally Schweitzer.  WAMU Radio, September 25, 2019..

Defending our Neighbors who Live in Encampments.  DCFPI, September 25, 2019.

Mayor Bowser wants affordable housing to be equitably distributed across the District.  Brian Goggin.  GGW, September 24, 2019.

DC’s Comp plan, which charts the path for DC’s growth, is being amended.  What’s taking so long? Alex Baca. GGW, September 20, 2019.

Officials set regional housing targets, call for collaboration to address production and affordability challenges. Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, September 11, 2019.

A DC housing subsidy experiment gives recipients more independence – and its working.  Maia Brown, Street Sense. GGW, September 9, 2019.

The region urgently needs more homes. Why not adopt housing targets -with teeth.  Alex Baca. GGW, September 6, 2019.

DC’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan.  Andrew Giambrone. dc.curbed, September 4, 2019.

DC Council Impact Report FY 2020. Fair Budget Coalition, September 2019.


Letter from the Mayor: 54 Month Progress Report. August 2019.

What’s the latest with all the shelters meant to replace DC General? Natalie Delgadillo. DCist, August 29, 2019.

Mary Cheh re-introduced an eviction bill aimed at housing discrimination.  Meena Morar (Street Sense). Greater Greater Washington, July 17, 2019.

DC Council took a very tentative step to legalize apartments citywide.  Alex Baca, Greater Greater Washington.  July 16, 2019.

D.C. Housing Authority Proposes To Completely Demolish Or Gut Ten Public Housing Properties.  Natalie Delgadillo, DCist.  July 3, 2019.

Five things Phil Mendelson changed in the Comprehensive Plan Framework. David Alpert and Alex Baca, Greater Greater Washington. July 3, 2019.

The Comp Plan is about to be baaaack. Here’s what’s happening.  David Alpert and Alex Baca, Greater, Greater Washington. July 1, 2019.

It’s Time to Make the Housing Production Trust Fund More Transparent.  Dora Crawford, DCFPI. June 12, 2019.

DC’s FY 2020 budget makes big strides to end chronic homelessness! Jessie Rabinowitz, Miriam’s Kitchen.  June 6, 2019.

By Some Metrics, the Number of People Facing Housing Instability in D.C. Continues to GrowMorgan Baskin, Washington City Paper.  June 5, 2019.

This map shows even more starkly how inequitably distributed DC’s affordable housing is.  David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington. June 5, 2019.

An Assessment of the need for large units in the District of Columbia. Urban Institute and CNHED, June 2019.

Update: what changed in FY 2020 DC budget at final vote.  DCFPI. May 29, 2019.

Bowser and Council agree to invest in affordable housing, but not on how.  Martin Austermuhle, WAMU. DCist, May 17, 2019.

What You Need to Know About the FY 2020 DC Budget After First Vote.  DC Fiscal Policy Institute. May 14, 2019.

After the First Budget Vote… Where Are We on Affordable Housing?Washington Legal Clinic for Homeless. May 15, 2019.

DC will set targets for housing, including affordable housing, in all 8 wards by this fall. David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington.  May 13, 2019.

A ‘Modest Yet Adequate’ Living For A Family In The D.C. Area? $105,539.  Elly Yu, DCist.  May 3, 2019.

Homelessness drops for third straight year in DC… Peter Jamison, Washington Post. May 1, 2019.

Mayor Bowser Releases Point in Time Results, Overall Homelessness Continues to Decrease.  Press Release. May 1, 2019.

Should cities subsidize housing for a family making $141,000? Peter Jamison, Washington Post.  April 29, 2019.

Housing Stability in DC Requires Investment in Project-Based Rental Assistance.  Doni Crawford, DCFPI. April 26, 2019.

Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, study findsMarissa Lang, Washington Post. April 26, 2019.

DC Council Should Invest in Ending Chronic Homelessness.  Kate Coventry, DCFPI. April 23, 2019.

D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned Peter Jamison, Washington Post. April 16, 2019.

DCFPI’s Budget Toolkit: A Detailed Look at What Is— And Isn’t— in the Proposed FY 2020 Budget. DCFPI.  April 8, 2019.

This Public Housing Complex Was Demolished In 2008. Its Promised Replacement Still Isn’t Completed. Jenny Gathright, DCist (from WAMU broadcast). April 8, 2019.