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


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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Letter: Affordable Housing at Chevy Chase Library

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The twenty-one undersigned organizations urge you to redevelop the Chevy Chase Library with mixed-income housing. We believe this is an opportunity to model the future of Montgomery County by mixing housing and a public facility in one location near transit, services, amenities, and jobs. This project is key to meeting the county’s goals to achieve racial equity and social justice, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. 
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TESTIMONY to Arlington Board in support of APAH’s Marbella Affordable Housing

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We urge you to approve the proposed redevelopment of the Marbella by APAH, one of our region’s premier non-profit affordable housing developers and managers. 
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TESTIMONY re: Support of ParcView II Affordable Housing 

TESTIMONY re: Support of ParcView II Affordable Housing 

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We urge you to approve the ParcView II proposed by Wesley Housing, one of our region’s premier non-profit affordable housing developers and managers. 
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DC ADU Homeowner Online Workshop with UPO

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On January 25, we hosted a workshop with the United Planning Organization (UPO) for DC homeowners about building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).
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