D.C. Has More High-Income Residents Than Ever Before, Audit Suggests | WAMU

February 04, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On February 4, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock, was cited by WAMU:

But while the revenue bump is good news for D.C.’s coffers, the influx of high earners is making it harder for lower-earning families to find homes, according to the D.C. Policy Center.

“A significant pressure on the District’s housing market is the fierce competition for larger units from affluent singles and couples,” says a 2018 report from the think tank. “The District has many more larger units than families who could live in them; however, affluent singles and couples occupy many of these.”

Read more: D.C. Has More High-Income Residents Than Ever Before, Audit Suggests | WAMU

Related: Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock | D.C. Policy Center

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