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From Brightwood to Congress Heights, Putting DC Starter Homes (and Affordability) into Context – UrbanTurf

March 29, 2018
  • D.C. Policy Center

On March 28, 2018, UrbanTurf wrote about D.C. Policy Center’s report “Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock: Capacity, Affordability, and Pressures on Family Housing” (full report). They write:

Additionally, when considering that 16,900 single-family homes fit the square footage and minimum bedroom parameters, those 4,764 “affordable” starter homes only represent 28 percent of that pool. Three-quarters of the affordable starters are found in seven neighborhoods: Brightwood, Brookland, Congress Heights, Deanwood, Hillcrest, Petworth and Woodridge.

Read more from UrbanTurf here.


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