AOBA in the News
STUDY: APPRAISING THE DISTRICT'S RENTALS
AOBA supported this study by the DC Policy Center. It provides data on the estimated number and type of rental units, including the significant number of shadow rental market units (such as those in private home and other non-commercially managed ones), where they are located, and the prevailing rents.
The study also provides a comprehensive picture of the District’s rental housing to evaluate its capacity to create economically inclusive neighborhoods. The research and analysis led to the creative concept of Inclusionary Conversion, which would convert a portion of existing rent-controlled units into affordable units in every part of the city with targeted affordability covenants, operating in the same way as Inclusionary Zoning. Read the press release here.
THREE NEW AOBA BOARD MEMBERS
In January, 2020, AOBA welcomed Kathryn Clement, Gigi Galbraith, and Alison Punsalan to our Board of Directors. Read the press release here.
ANNUAL MEETING AWARDS
Sean Warfield was honored with AOBA's Sidney Glassman Award at our 2020 Annual Meeting. Read the press release here.
Elisabeth Kirk was named Outstanding Associate of the Year for her 2019 accomplishments at AOBA's 2020 Annual Meeting. Read the press release here.
NEW AOBA FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The AOBA Foundation is excited to welcome Wes Huffman as its new Executive Director. Read the press release here.
AOBA'S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY SURVEY
DC and Montgomery county residents have similar ideas for tackling housing affordability, a recent AOBA survey found. Read the press release here. AOBA's Executive Vice President Peggy Jeffers cited the survey in a Letter to the Editor that ran in the Washington Post on November 29.