Affordable Housing

More than a decade after the Brookings Institution released the seminal Region Divided report, the Washington region is still divided, with parts of D.C. and the east side of the region not sharing in the prosperity of our economy.

Despite some progress in the last decade, many eastern communities continue to fall on the wrong side of the regional divide with slow job growth, poorly performing schools, high crime, and a devastating home foreclosure crisis. Meanwhile, even in wealthier communities throughout the region many families struggle to keep up with rising housing costs, a situation made even worse by the a lack of diversity in housing types and transit-oriented development.

Addressing this challenge is the most important mission of CSG. With our focus integrating the interconnected issues of land use, housing, and transportation, we are uniquely situated to address this divide through changes in infrastructure policies and our work in local communities across the region. Providing more housing options close to jobs in job-rich areas, creating incentives for jobs to be focused at underdeveloped Metro stations on the east side of the region, focusing businesses in transit-accessible locations, and linking affordable housing and transit, are among the key solutions.

Latest Happenings


Making the Most of the Chevy Chase DC Civic Core

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Statement by Ward3Vision, Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and Coalition for Smarter Growth Chevy-Chase-Civic-Core-GoalsDownload
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Testimony: ZC 22-RT1 Racial Equity Tool

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We are pleased to offer our comments on the work of the Zoning Commission in order to implement the directive from the updated Comprehensive Plan that requires that all zoning actions be viewed through a racial equity lens.
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Testimony: Support for CB-86 & CB-87-2022

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We are pleased to express our support for CB-86 and CB-87. These bills build on the many advances the County has made in recent years to address the housing needs of its residents. The Council and Executive have much to be proud of as these bills show how far we’ve come. 
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Testimony: Support CB-86 & CB-87-2022

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Prince George's County Council bills would create a Housing Board to implement the 10-year housing strategy, and support affordable housing tax relief in Right of First Refusal purchases. CSG-testimony-re-support-for-CB-86-87-2022-Hsg-Bd-ROFR-PILOTDownload
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TAKE ACTION: Stop the council from dismantling the public’s new smart growth zoning code

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Tell the Prince George's County Council to vote no on rushed, drastic changes to our new zoning code.
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