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We Say, “Yes in My Back Yard!”

Our goal is to make Washington DC a place where everyone can build a life, regardless of their background or income. We recognize the need for diverse housing types, such as row homes, apartments, and ADUs, to accommodate different needs and preferences. The housing affordability crisis in Washington DC threatens our city's unique diversity and rich cultural heritage. Together, we can build a more inclusive and affordable capital city for all.

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Support affordable housing in Chevy Chase, D.C.

On April 29, the D.C. Zoning Commission will consider whether to rezone a portion of upper Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase. This upzoning proposal would increase opportunities for affordable housing in the neighborhood. Submit a written comment in support of the upzoning.

Oppose an inappropriate historic district in Chevy Chase, D.C.

As soon as this summer, D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will consider an application to recognize a historic district in Chevy Chase, D.C. The neighborhood is inappropriate for this type of designation. Submit a written comment in opposition to the proposed Chevy Chase Historic District.

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Our Solutions

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Legalize Housing

Allow more housing in every neighborhood, especially historically affluent and exclusionary neighborhoods, removing barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing

Fix Incentives

Reform structures that incentivize communities to say no to new homes, including tax systems and car centric transportation systems.

Streamline Permitting

Make housing permits fast and fair, removing arbitrary barriers to both subsidized affordable and market rate housing.

Increase Housing Stability

Enact policies that support current residents having stable housing choices amid growth.

Fund Affordable Housing

Increase funding for subsidized affordable housing through a wide variety of mechanisms, including direct subsidies.