A housing task force recommends that Washington, D.C., add about 55,000 housing units by 2020 – with about one-third affordable housing – to help the city add 100,000 residents. The task force was formed by the D.C. mayor and council in 2003 and met in 2004 and 2005 to develop a 15-year plan for improving the housing of residents and providing better access to affordable housing. The task force report, "Homes for an Inclusive City: A Comprehensive Housing Strategy for Washington, D.C.," was released April 5. Among the recommendations: The city should double the current level of spending on housing from $3 billion to $6 billion between now and 2020. "The city must give priority to preserving at least 30,000 existing affordable units including all fede...
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