HAND is pleased to announce that it has joined several of its members and partners in signing onto revisions to DC’s Comprehensive Plan. This plan is a document that our local leaders use to guide how the city will grow and change in the coming decades. The DC Office of Planning is going to submit amendments to this plan this year (our current version was adopted in 2006). The website states, “DC has become a desirable place to live, but that growing popularity has brought rising housing prices that make it unaffordable for people of all incomes. It is possible to build new housing, including affordable housing, protect the needs of tenants in redevelopment, and grow the District’s tax base in a way that makes business sense and advances the public good.” Among the items the coalition of organizations has asked the government to prioritize is meeting the housing demand as well as preserving existing affordable housing. You can learn more and sign on here.