Highlights

Discover the latest insights and solutions for making Greater DC a place of opportunity for all.

A vibrant, equitable region needs housing that serves everyone. But the greater DC region has a constrained supply that, along with recent population growth, has pushed up rents and home prices. These trends have exacerbated displacement of people with low and moderate incomes and people of color from their communities. Ignoring these trends could hinder the region’s growth and prosperity.

Intimate partner violence (IPV)—which includes emotional, physical, and sexual dating violence—affected millions of Americans every year before the pandemic, and emerging data show the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the risks for victims. And this public health crisis isn’t exclusive to adults.

This week, the Council of the District of Columbia approved by an overwhelming majority a first-in-the-nation law allowing people in prison who were convicted of serious offenses as young adults to be considered for release via judicial review.

Public awareness for cash-based social policies was growing before the COVID-19 pandemic, and public support for them has proliferated since the pandemic first started to roil the US economy in March.