As Fiscal Year 2021 comes to a close, we are looking forward to embarking on a significant Fiscal Year 2022. Across all of our work is implementation of the Comprehensive Plan Update, which went into effect in August. This is especially important as it supports Mayor Bowser’s bold goals around 36,000 homes by 2025, with 12,000 of those affordable. The Mayor and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) took a critically important step toward this yesterday with their release of a consolidated Request for Proposals that includes over $400 million in funding for affordable housing. This NOFA builds on the Mayor’s Housing Equity goals by prioritizing an equitable distribution of affordable housing across all 8 Wards of the District.
This Fiscal Year, OP will also continue to support economic recovery initiatives through our Streets for People work to ensure our city remains economically and socially vibrant. Of course, we are also excited to continue neighborhood-level planning efforts in every Ward of the District. Please stay tuned, as we will continue to provide updates on all of these efforts as we look to support our shared values and goals. As always, we encourage you to share our newsletter with others, who can sign up here. In addition, you can follow our work on Twitter under @OPinDC.