Building an Inclusive Washington, D.C., Requires Three Key Ingredients

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Building an Inclusive Washington, D.C., Requires Three Key Ingredients

April 17, 2006

Abstract

The D.C. Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force recently released their recommendations to address the city's long-term housing needs and to ensure affordable housing exists for residents. These recommendations encompass a wide range of strategies to ensure affordable housing is built and retained in the city. Our research at the Urban Institute found that three criteria are necessary regardless of type of strategy implemented: land availability, city government responsiveness, and community involvement.

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