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TOPA Has Tanked D.C.’s Multifamily Sales Market | Bisnow

January 25, 2022
  • D.C. Policy Center

On January 25, 2022, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor was quoted by Bisnow:

Yesim Sayin Taylor, executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, said the city should consider how it wants TOPA to influence its affordable housing priorities. She said a shortened timeline or even waiver of the TOPA process for housing operators with a commitment to affordability should be on the table as the city moves out of the pandemic.

“If the ultimate goal of TOPA is to keep low-income residents in place, there should at least be a more relaxed way for an affordable housing developer to go about the process,” Taylor said.

Read more: TOPA Has Tanked D.C.’s Multifamily Sales Market | Bisnow


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