Mayor Bowser Marks Significant Progress Toward Housing Goal of #36000by2025
Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated significant progress toward the District’s bold goal of creating 36,000 new homes, 12,000 of them affordable, by 2025. With 14,404 new housing units delivered since January 2019, the District has reached 40% of that goal. During that same period, 2,028 affordable units have also been delivered, which represents 17% progress toward the affordable housing goal.
“We know that it’s going to take all of us, working together, to achieve our goal of building 36,000 new homes by 2025,” said Mayor Bowser. “The investments we’ve made and continue to make are yielding results, bringing new housing to communities across the District and spurring economic opportunity for Washingtonians. 2021 will be continue to be a year of recovery, and housing will be a central part of our efforts to ensure inclusive prosperity across all eight wards.”
At the start of her second term, Mayor Bowser set the goal to deliver an additional 36,000 units of housing, including at least 12,000 units of affordable housing, by 2025. Mayor Bowser also signed a Mayor’s Order on housing, directing District agencies to identify new policies, tools, and initiatives to begin fulfilling that goal.