Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Housing’

City Strikes Deal to Preserve Affordability at Threatened Shaw Building

The building had become a symbol of the city's failure to anticipate expiring affordability covenants and take steps to preserve those affordable units.

What’s Ahead in 2015 for D.C. Schools, Housing, and Transit

A new year, a new mayor, a fresh start. At least that's what we're told.

Why Rent Control Isn’t Protecting D.C. From Higher Rents

The biggest affordable-housing problem no one is talking about

Anacostia Residents Protest Plan for Satellite Affordable Housing

When R. Donahue Peebles pitched a development concept for a city-owned parcel at 5th and I streets NW, he framed it as a win for everyone involved. The Mount Vernon Triangle would get a luxury hotel, condos, retail, and a renovation of two small parks. The city would get more tax revenue than from the competing proposals—plus [...]

D.C. Tells Shaw Building Owner It Can’t Raise Rents on Low-Income Tenants

The city says the owner can't raise the rent on 63 of the units to market levels until 2049.

Council Passes Bill Requiring Affordable Housing on Public Land, Over Gray’s Objection

Up to 30 percent of units at new developments on city-owned lands could be set aside as affordable.

YIMBY: ANC Votes Unanimously to Support Hebrew Home Plan

Neighbors want to see affordable housing at the site.

Gray: D.C.’s on Track to Surpass Affordable Housing Goals

The mayor's goal of 10,000 affordable housing units by 2020 is within reach. But few of those units are for the lowest-income residents.

This Is How Museum Square’s Owner Justified Its $250 Million Pricetag

A Freedom of Information Act request reveals how a developer came to the astronomical figure its residents might have had to pay to keep their homes.

D.C.’s Disappearing Affordable Housing, in Charts and Numbers

In 2005, just 15 percent of D.C. rental housing went for more than $1,500 in today's dollars. Now that's up to 36 percent.