• Ward 8: Demolition of Historic Barry Farm
  • Ward 1: The Adams Morgan Luxury Hotel PUD & Tax Abatement
  • Ward 5: McMillan Historic Park Under Threat
  • Ward 5: Monroe Street PUD Brookland
  • Ward 2: West End Parcels PUD Brokered by DMPED
  • Ward 6: Hine School PUD Brokered by DMPED

DC's Housing Policies and Implementation

Here's a set of links to get a sense of the city's housing policies.




Department of Housing and Community Development

DHCD Director's Bio

DHCD Coordinates DC's Housing Preservation Strike Force

DHCD Planning & Implementation

DHCD Reports Archive




Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force

Regarding the Task Force, it seems to have formed in 2003, at which time a report was drawn up by the Brookings Institute and Alice Rivlin. Yes Brookings set DC's housing policy for the last decade.

By DC law this taskforce is to create a 10-year strategy report and have DC agencies fulfill it every 10 years.

Here's the first Taskforce report form 2003-04 (Mayor Williams; Written by the Brookings Institute; Used to shape the 2006 Comprehensive Plan and important housing policies in that plan).

Here's the Housing Taskforce 10-year report (2013).




DC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (2006-2026)

Comprehensive Plan at Office of Planning website.

Comp Plan Chapter 5 -- Specific to Housing

The important Maps associated with the Comp Plan.

The officials (developers) upcoming Comp Plan amendments planning page.




OFFICE OF TENANT ADVOCATE (OTA)

How are they helping Tenants? Do they help people form Coops? Form Tenant Associations?




Connecting and Sharing is Important for Positive Change!

DC FOR REASONABLE DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO ACT.

Consider the DC4RD website a network of information and resources which examines 21st Century development and how it unfolds here in the Nation's Capital. Can it be better? Can there be development without displacement? Can planning officials follow their own rules? These are just some questions for a modern humankind which seeks open and transparent cooperation, meaningful participation, and astute findings substantiated by facts and reasoning.

DC4RD IS SERVING THE ENTIRE CITY ACROSS ALL LINES AND LOOKING TO TEAR DOWN IGNORANCE

DC has only a finite amount of public property.

DC4RD is a unincorporated citizens association formed by participating DC residents for the non-profit civic purpose of reviewing, evaluating, and acting on development projects, policies, and laws affecting neighborhoods throughout the City.