Posts Tagged ‘comprehensive housing strategy task force’

How Big Is a $100 Million Affordable Housing Boost? It’s All Relative.

As regular readers of this blog well know, Mayor Vince Gray has pledged a one-time, $100 million investment in affordable housing. If that sounds like a lot of money, well, it is. While it's nowhere near enough to meet Gray's goal of constructing and preserving 10,000 new affordable housing units, Gray also scoffed, with reason, [...]

Progressive Coalition to Gray: We’ll See Your Vague Housing Plan and Raise You a Few Specifics

Last month, Mayor Vince Gray committed $100 million to affordable housing but offered no real details as to how that money would be spent. This morning, with Gray presiding, the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force delivered its long-anticipated report that lays out broad goals for housing in the city, but again has few specifics when [...]

Gray, Task Force Unveil Proposals for Affordable Housing

Ten by 20. That's the most ambitious goal laid out by the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force, whose report was unveiled this morning at a press conference by task force members and Mayor Vince Gray.
The "10 by 20" proposal—meaning 10,000 new affordable housing units by 2020—is joined by two other main strategic goals: preserving 8,000 [...]

Gray Signals Shift to “Demand Side” On Affordable Housing

There wasn't much news in Mayor Vince Gray's press conference today announcing the new Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force—finally—which is required to by law update the one from 2006. Thirty four people from the worlds of advocacy, business, and government will deliver a report by this fall, which is a pretty quick clip (until you [...]