Our city and region must strive to be a great place for people of many ages, incomes and backgrounds — including, as D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) often says, those who have been here five generations or five minutes.
More than 1,300 people who want to make their homes along D.C.’s North Capitol Street will have to wait years more. And 400 people may never have the chance to live in the Brookland neighborhood after a pair of court decisions last year.
Rising demand for walkable places near jobs, Metro and suburban town centers has meant rising prices, threatening the ability of even affluent families to find a good place to live. Our most vulnerable residents face even steeper hurdles as cheaper rental housing disappears under market pressures.