Affordable Housing


About the Project

DC Appleseed’s affordable housing work began with our advocacy for affordable housing, environmental, and jobs requirements in the transformative redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront. Since then, it has grown to encompass a range of our projects, including HIV/AIDS and Anacostia River restoration. Our initiatives are focused on acting as an honest broker between stakeholders and government. We’re studying ways to streamline financing and permitting to reduce the costs of affordable housing development and how to implement the District’s Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA). We’re also continuing to advocate for the District to leverage public land and other off-budget assets for affordable housing.

Project staff and Partners

Staff Contact: Kevin Hilgers

Pro Bono partners: Gensler; Hopscotch Ventures; Law Office of Hank Brothers; Robert Bobb Group; Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Recent Affordable Housing News