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Affordability

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Affordability, from most recent to least.

Office of Planning Report Recommends Introducing Gentle Density Changes to DC’s Single-Family Zones

Office of Planning Report Recommends Introducing Gentle Density Changes to DC’s Single-Family Zones

Nena Perry-Brown | April 27th 2020

Along with submitting the final draft of Comp Plan amendments to the DC Council, a report also explains how the city's single-family zones can... read »

The DC Rental Affordability Mismatch

The DC Rental Affordability Mismatch

Nena Perry-Brown | April 3rd 2020

The latest DC Policy Center report sheds light on the affordability mismatch on DC's rental market. ... read »

Should DC Use Inclusionary Conversions to Meet Affordable Housing Goals?

Should DC Use Inclusionary Conversions to Meet Affordable Housing Goals?

Nena Perry-Brown | April 1st 2020

A new report by the DC Policy Center suggests new policy tools are the only way to meet targets west of Rock Creek Park. ... read »

“Excessive” Regulation Causes 80% Home Price Premium in the DC Area, Per Trump Administration

“Excessive” Regulation Causes 80% Home Price Premium in the DC Area, Per Trump Administration

Nena Perry-Brown | February 28th 2020

A new report states that housing is unaffordable in 11 metro areas — including DC — for one reason. ... read »

The D.C. and U.S. Rental Market, by the Numbers

The D.C. and U.S. Rental Market, by the Numbers

Nena Perry-Brown | February 4th 2020

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies has released its latest Rental Housing report. ... read »

$340,000 or Less: DC’s Five Most Affordable Neighborhoods in 2019

$340,000 or Less: DC’s Five Most Affordable Neighborhoods in 2019

Nena Perry-Brown | January 23rd 2020

Last week, UrbanTurf highlighted DC's million-dollar neighborhoods. Today, we highlight the five neighborhoods that were the most affordable for... read »

Underground Bunk Beds? San Francisco Project Takes New Approach to Affordable Housing

Underground Bunk Beds? San Francisco Project Takes New Approach to Affordable Housing

Nena Perry-Brown | January 17th 2020

A proposed development in San Francisco's Mission District is taking a unique approach toward easing the city's affordable housing crisis. ... read »

New Study Looks at Impact of Airbnb on DC Home Prices

New Study Looks at Impact of Airbnb on DC Home Prices

Nena Perry-Brown | January 8th 2020

A recently-published study examines the impacts of short-term rentals in DC by zip code. ... read »

What $1,500 Rents in DC Now Versus 2014

What $1,500 Rents in DC Now Versus 2014

Nena Perry-Brown | November 13th 2019

A recent study reiterates how much further your rent money used to go. ... read »

The DC Area Has a Deficit of Over 200,000 Housing Units for Lowest Income Households

The DC Area Has a Deficit of Over 200,000 Housing Units for Lowest Income Households

Nena Perry-Brown | September 4th 2019

A new report by the Urban Institute illustrates the severity of the lack of supply of affordable housing in the DC area. ... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Ballston
Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Clarendon
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Rosslyn
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
Shirlington
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
Huntington
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
Parkfairfax
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Maryland

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Annapolis
Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bethesda
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
Potomac
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
Wheaton
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Hyattsville
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
Brightwood
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
Burleith
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
Crestwood
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
Georgetown
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
Kalorama
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
Palisades
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Petworth
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
Shaw
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Takoma
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Tenleytown
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

Brookland
New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
Deanwood
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Eckington
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
Langdon
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
NoMa
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Rosedale
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
Trinidad
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Woodridge
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Hillcrest
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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