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


Take Action: Support Dance Loft on 14th with affordable housing & community arts

Take Action: Support Dance Loft on 14th with affordable housing & community arts

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Help ensure the Dance Loft on 14th St NW in DC can build 101 apartments with a mix of deeply affordable homes, family-sized units, and a permanent home for Dance Loft's community arts and cultural center. The five-story Dance Loft building proposal is an ideal example of the kind of
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CSG Testimony: Prince George's FY23 Budget

CSG Testimony: Prince George’s FY23 Budget

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On right track for affordable housing; DPW&T needs to put safety & community goals first in road designs CSG-PGC-Council-testimony-FY23-BudgetDownload
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CSG Testimony: Support for Dance Loft on 14th mixed income housing proposal

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Map of Chevy Chase DC small area plan

Take Action: Help Chevy Chase DC become a more inclusive, vibrant community

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After more than a year, the Chevy Chase DC Draft Small Area Plan is ready for your comments. The plan re-envisions the core of our Chevy Chase DC main street (Connecticut Avenue) with a mix of retail, new affordable and market rate homes, and a new community center/library campus. Many of
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Residents to Host Major Action for Affordable Housing at Chevy Chase Library

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Community members call on County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council to to use public land for maximum public good
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