On January 8, 2019, a WAMU article cited the D.C. Policy Center’s 2018 report on the District’s housing stock.
D.C. needs more housing — and fast.
That’s the message Mayor Muriel Bowser is sending as she starts her second term in office, saying that housing construction will have to ramp up significantly over the next six years for the city to help bring housing costs under control.
“Hands down the number one issue among D.C. residents is affordable housing. Hands down,” she said on Monday afternoon. “We are all called on to think big and differently about how we deliver more units in our city. That doesn’t mean that we can do everything the way we’ve always done it. We have to think bigger about it.”