Across the District, families are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of housing continues to climb month after month.
With affordable housing almost non-existent in the District, and sky-high rents, it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that DC is now ranked the second most expensive place to live in the country.
None of this is happening by accident though. Luxury developers and big corporations are driving gentrification and it’s leading to a massive displacement of our families, hitting black and brown ones the hardest.
That’s why we support fights to defend and expand affordable housing, strengthen rent control laws and crack down on schemes to convert our homes into fly-by-night hotels. When our housing laws are weakened or evaded, we all lose.
Read more about our efforts in our recent op-ed in The Washington Post.