Conference Reading: D.C. region’s leaders face big challenges as they tackle affordable-housing shortage

Last year the Washington region came together to fix a 40-year-old problem by providing Metro with dedicated funding. Now elected officials and business and nonprofit leaders are preparing a push to overcome another challenge: the critical shortage of affordable housing. It’s going to be a lot more difficult. A new report issued Wednesday says the Washington region needs to add a whopping 374,000 housing units by 2030. Officials say that’s about 30 percent more than expected at present. (Wash. Post)

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