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Greater Greater Washington — Housing and Land Use Reform (2017)

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support work on housing affordability and land use reform.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: August 2017
Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Greater Greater Washington staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $250,000 over two years to Greater Greater Washington to continue our support for its work on housing affordability and land use reform. We think it is mostly too early to tell whether its work has had any impact on housing construction or affordability, though we see the coalition it has helped coordinate in support of including more housing in D.C.’s revised Comprehensive Plan as a promising initial step.1


Greater Greater Washington, Grant Renewal Request April 2017Source
Vox, “A promising new coalition looks to rewrite the politics of urban housing”Source (archive)