Research Report Toward a Community Vision for Equitable Economic Development
Leah Hendey, Peter A. Tatian
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Washington, DC, has prospered in the last decade and a half, but for residents living in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, the story has been different. The City First Foundation convened the Equitable Economic Development East of the River conference in November 2015 to address how DC can bring more of its newfound prosperity to neighborhoods east of the river in a way that equally benefits current and new residents. By having an equitable development strategy grounded in a community vision that brings jobs, commercial development, housing, and resident engagement together in a mutually supporting way, the city can provide a roadmap for further action.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Housing Greater DC
Tags Housing affordability Wealth inequality Washington, DC, research initiative Inequality and mobility Community and economic development Equitable development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV