Policies for Affordable Housing in the District of Columbia: Lessons from Other Cities

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Policies for Affordable Housing in the District of Columbia: Lessons from Other Cities

Abstract

A booming regional and local economy and constraints on housing production have combined to create unprecedented housing price inflation in the District of Columbia and present added challenges for the city's goal of preserving an "Inclusive City." This report offers a brief summary of the facts that define the new housing market environment in the city and summarizes the main themes of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force. In it we identify policy instruments other U.S. cities have utilized to respond to the housing market pressures and whether there are any lessons of relevance for the next stages of strategy implementation in the District.

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