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

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented economic downturn that erased millions of jobs and put many families at risk of eviction and homelessness. Though the eviction moratorium has prevented countless evictions, the pandemic has highlighted how many families are one financial shock away from falling behind on rent and becoming homeless, whether from loss of employment or an unexpected hospital visit.

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.