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District of Columbia

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Fast Facts:

  • DC was home to 671,803 people and had 360,890 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, DC has added an average of 5,700 people and 5,200 housing units per year.
  • Fifty-nine percent of households were renters and 47 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • DC exceeded the annual production target of 4,587 units, with 6,387 new units built in 2023. Cumulatively, DC has produced at least 33,354 units since 2019, exceeding its 5-year target of 22,935.
  • DC adopted the 2030 COG housing targets and established a goal of 36,000 new homes by 2025, 12,000 of which are to be affordable below 80% of DC’s median family income.
Sources: Census Population and Housing Unit Estimates, Decennial Census, American Community Survey (2018-22), and the HIT survey of local jurisdictions.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. Muriel Bowser


  2. Kenyan McDuffie

    Chair Pro Tempore; At-Large Council Member

  3. Anita Bonds

    At-Large Council Member

  4. Christina Henderson

    At-Large Council Member

  5. Robert C. White, Jr.

    At-Large Council Member

  6. Brianne K. Nadeau

    Council Member - Ward 1

  7. Brooke Pinto

    Council Member - Ward 2

  8. Matthew Frumin

    Council Member - Ward 3

  9. Janeese Lewis George

    Council Member - Ward 4

  10. Zachary Parker

    Council Member - Ward 5

  11. Charles Allen

    Council Member - Ward 6

  12. Vincent C. Gray

    Council Member - Ward 7

  13. Trayon White, Sr.

    Council Member - Ward 8

Equity Officer

  1. Dr. Amber Hewitt

    Chief Equity Officer

Housing Officials

  1. Nina Albert

    Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

  2. Christopher E. Donald

    Executive Director & CEO, DC Housing Finance Agency

  3. Colleen Green

    Acting Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development

  4. Keith Pettigrew

    Chief Executive Officer, DC Housing Authority