Brookland Manor residents keep on fighting the possible displacement they face with upcoming redevelopment.
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The challenging balance to designate parts of Barry Farm and to provide affordable housing compelled the Historic Preservation Review Board to defer until Dec. 5th
The D.C. council met to vote on amendments that change the framework for the comprehensive plan to focus on equity and the affordable housing crisis affecting the city.
An American University history professor documented planned gentrification in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C., as early as 1850.
The Historic Preservation Office challenged the District of Columbia Housing Authority to conclude discussion with the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association before Oct. 31.
There is a new housing complex situated just on the border between D.C. and Maryland at 4300 12th Street SE. It has 3 floors of single-family units, a public computer lab, free tenant WiFi, and a communal lounge, brightly colored and spacious. It is all brand new, with friendly staff and modern furniture. The most distinguishing feature of this new complex? Residents can live here rent-free.
Hundreds of D.C. tenants gathered on July 20 to elect a board for the first city-wide tenant union in years and share organizing strategies to preserve affordable housing.
Some Ward 1 residents say they have legitimate concerns about the construction of a new homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
A panel hosted by GGWash and Metro DC DSA discussed the role of housing in decarbonization, and why it’s not on the agenda in the Green New Deal.
Empower DC held a meeting regarding DC’s comprehensive plan. With the final vote on the Framework Element coming in September, the group urged the DC Council to use the plan to fight racialized gentrification.
The Douglass Community Land Trust announced its first project in Ward 8, facilitating permanent affordability to 65-unit apartment complex in Anacostia.
A 2018 map of DC illustrates the major inequities of available affordable housing in high-income areas of DC and concentration in a few lower-income areas.
The authors of a new Brookings Institute report break down their findings about where housing has been constructed in the D.C. metro area and how that affects affordability.
CityPartners and the DC Superior Court continue to wrestle over the question of housing repairs for a property in Congress Heights.
Plans for a new 150-unit apartment building in Ward 2 ignited frustration among members of the Dupont East Civic Action Association – a group that opposes the project.
One Connecticut Avenue apartment building has become a focal point for criticism of the District’s subsidized housing programs in recent months.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau proposed an amendment would include those properties under a law that adds affordable housing set-aside requirements to the sale of government land.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser solicits community input though multiple summer meetings for the plan to build 12,000 new affordable housing units in DC by 2025.
Geoffrey Griffis says it’s cheaper to replace Congress Heights properties than repair them. Attorney General Karl Racine says replacement has been the developer’s goal for years and low-income tenants have suffered.
A group of displaced public housing residents have nominated their community for landmark status to preserve and honor its long history as it undergoes controversial redevelopment.