The Office-to-Affordable Housing Task force has been established by D.C. Law 22-103 to determine the challenges and opportunities of transitioning existing vacant commercial office space to affordable residential housing units to help address the District of Columbia’s affordable housing challenge.
The Task Force will begin its monthly convenings in October 2018. After four months, the Task Force will produce a report to the Mayor and the Council, which will address the value of transitioning vacant commercial office space to affordable housing. The report will also include recommendations as to any potential legislative, regulatory, zoning, or policy changes that could promote this transition, and any costs to the District and property owners associated with the transition. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development chairs the Task Force, which includes property owners, nonprofits, low-income renters, architects, engineers and public officials, among others. The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development will write the report summarizing the Task Force’s findings and recommendations.
Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting
The final monthly meeting of the Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force meeting was held January 17, 2019.
Task Force Agendas, Meeting Notes and Presentations
January 17, 2019 — Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting Notes
December 12, 2018 — Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting Notes
November 15, 2018 — Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting Notes
November 15, 2018 — Presentation: Practical Challenges and Solutions Committee update
October 11, 2018 — Office-to-Affordable Housing Task Force Agenda and Meeting Notes
October 11, 2018 — Presentation: Basics of Affordable Housig Finance