Housing Priorities Coalition

The Housing Priorities Coalition is: Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) ๐Ÿž„ Coalition for Smarter Growth ๐Ÿž„ DC Fiscal Policy Institute ๐Ÿž„ Enterprise Community Partners ๐Ÿž„ Greater Greater Washington ๐Ÿž„ Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) ๐Ÿž„ Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) ๐Ÿž„ Somerset Development ๐Ÿž„ United Planning Organization (UPO)

About the DC Housing Priorities Coalition

The Housing Priorities Coalition formed in 2016 to help update the DC Comprehensive Plan, the land use policy that guides development decisions in the District. (Learn more from DC Office of Planning on the DC Comprehensive Plan amendment process at: plandc.dc.gov). See the full Housing Priorities Coalition amendment package here. The Housing Priorities Coalitionโ€™s guiding principles for amending the DC Comprehensive Plan are:ย 

  • Meet the housing demand
  • Equitably distribute housing
  • Best utilize areas near transit
  • Include families: ensure homes for people of all income levels and of all household sizes, including families. 
  • Prioritize affordable housing as a community benefit
  • Preserve existing affordable housing
  • Protect tenants
  • Support neighborhood commercial corridors
  • Clarify zoning authority
  • Improve data collection and transparency

Testimony & factsheets

Housing Priorities Coalition Testimony Workshop Materials

Housing Priorities Coalition urges Chairman Mendelson & DC Council to pass Comp Plan this year (Sept. 30, 2020)

Housing Priorities Coalition Support for Expanded Inclusionary Zoning

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