Reverse the historic racial inequities of removal and exclusion of Black residents in Ward 3 by expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities; and by transferring any benefits of our work to other community-led organizations citywide.
1) Create new choices and opportunities for….
- Families living on low incomes to both rent and own affordable homes in welcoming neighborhoods.
- Small businesses owned by Black and Brown entrepreneurs to take root and flourish.
- Ward 3 daytime neighbors and other DC residents to become full-time neighbors:
- grocery store workers
- health care and child-care workers
- beauticians and barbers
- construction workers
- office assistants and postal carriers
- teachers’ aides
- those living on extremely low or fixed incomes
2) Change business as usual….
In 2019, Mayor Bowser established a goal of 1990 new affordable units for Ward 3. We will never reach this goal if we rely only on the same tools that have created the current situation. To meet the mayor’s goal requires…
- Community-led planning with current and potential future residents at the table.
- Building more affordable housing than market rate housing.
- Dedicating public funds to purchase private land for beautiful, environmentally sustainable homes.
NW Opportunity Partners CDC Strategies
We believe in the power of shared vision and sustained commitment to create dynamic communities for all people, regardless of income, through:
- Partnerships to achieve a range of affordable housing — including deeply affordable housing –with current and potential future residents, housing advocates, for-profit and not-for-profit developers, government agencies, and civic and citizen associations.
- Innovative models of housing for families who earn 0-80% (up to $103,200) of the regional 2021 Median Family Income (MFI), with particular emphasis on those earning 0-30% ($38,700).
- Economic development and socio-economic mobility by investing in projects that seek to repair historic harm caused by restrictive housing policies and displacement.
- Accountable partnerships with other racial equity-focused groups throughout the city, especially those led by Black people.
*To learn more about NWOPCDC contact Meg Maguire, firstname.lastname@example.org