Mission Statement: The Committee of 100 on the Federal City advocates for a racially and economically inclusive city through policies and programs that will produce greater housing affordability for low- and moderate-income people. We promote a broad range of simultaneous actions to stem housing loss and spur housing production through sound legislation, adequate funding, transparent and straightforward program implementation, and comprehensive community planning.

DC is comprised of 8 Wards which collectively include 130+ distinct neighborhoods with unique characteristics that include a variety of housing types and tenure, density and scale, and unique community features. The Committee of 100, in close alignment with the District’s Comprehensive Plan, advocates for policies that will guarantee housing affordability and fair housing compliance throughout all wards; and an adequate number and variety of units to meet DC’s housing needs, with particular concern for the housing needs of extremely low, very low, low, and moderate- income families at rents they can afford.

 

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C100 Testimony DC Council OAG Oversight

Sondra Mills


We urge greater transparency by OAG regarding its efforts to secure DCHA’s compliance with the law. The public needs to know whether OAG’s cases have achieved any real change in DCHA’s practices.

Date added: February 29, 2024
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C100 Letter To OTR On Resumption Of Tax Auctions

Nancy MacWood


June 16, 2022 C100 letter to the Office of Tax and Revenue questioning the consequences of resuming property auctions beginning on July 19, 2022.

Date added: June 16, 2022
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C100 Letter To The Mayor Re DHCD New Director

Meg Maguire


Letter to Mayor Bowser with recommendations for the selection of a new DHCD Director.

Date added: October 29, 2021
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C100 Testimony DC Council DHCD HPTF Perf Oversight

Caroline Petti


Testimony presented at the Performance Oversight hearing on the Department of Housing and Community Development/Housing Production Trust Fund.

Date added: March 9, 2021
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C100 Comments DC Council 2021 Action Plan

Nancy MacWood & Meg Maguire


The 2021 Annual Action Plan is deficient as a source of current information, as an accountability tool to measure DHCA and DHHS performance, and as a transparent document that educates the public on how federal and city taxpayer dollars are applied to achieve housing equity.

Date added: August 10, 2020
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C100 Housing Subcommittee What Assumptions Are Driving The Intense Pressure To Build

Housing Subcommittee


There is no trickle-down housing effect from market rate housing, and the bottom is getting worse.  The C100 strongly advocates robust public funding to create housing for those in the 0%- 50% AMI range ($58,600) first, before subsidizing developments catering to those above that level. For those at the lower end of the scale, the availability of publicly subsidized housing is the difference between having a home and not having one. Further up the scale a subsidy merely enhances the quality of a home and the profits of the developer.

Date added: January 1, 2019
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C100 Testimony On Brookland Manor TIF

Caroline Petti


If the Council approves Tax Increment Financing for Mid-City Financial's redevelopment of Brookland Manor, it 1) should require the developer's continued commitment to the affordable housing and public benefits promised as part of the redevelopment Planned Unit Developments (PUD) approved by the Zoning Commission, and 2) should include additional affordable housing over and above what was approved in these PUDs.  Furthermore, the conditions of the TIF should be set forth in writing, should be publicly available, and should be enforceable.

Date added: November 14, 2018
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Housing Subcommittee Principles

The mission of the C100 Housing Subcommittee, in close alignment with the District’s Comprehensive Plan, is to promote an inclusive city with strong and stable communities by advocating for policies that will guarantee housing affordability and fair housing compliance throughout all wards; and an adequate number and variety of units to meet DC’s housing needs, with particular concern for the housing needs of extremely low, very low, low and moderate income families at rents they can afford.

Date added: November 13, 2018
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C100 Testimony On Office To Affordable Housing Task Force Final

Caroline Petti


The housing affordability problem the city faces argues not only for doubling down on the current “tools” in the existing affordability “toolbox” but also for searching for creative solutions. That is why we are here today to testify in support of the “Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act of 2017”. Bill 22-0289 – introduced by Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. with co-sponsors Silverman, Grosso, Cheh, Bonds, Todd, and Gray – would establish an “Office to Affordable Housing Task Force” to examine various issues associated with the transition of existing vacant commercial office space to affordable housing.

Date added: November 16, 2017