Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter III. Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force.


§ 6–1051. Establishment of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force; composition.

(a) There is hereby established a Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force (“Task Force”).

(b) The Task Force shall be comprised of not fewer than 23 members and not more than 30 members, including the following:

(1) At least one representative from banking or financial services institutions;

(2) At least 2 representatives from the for-profit housing production community;

(3) At least 2 representatives from the nonprofit housing production community, at least one of whom has experience developing special needs housing;

(4) At least one expert in housing policy from the academic or nonprofit community;

(5) At least one representative from the philanthropic community;

(6) At least one representative from an employer-assisted housing provider;

(7) At least 2 representatives from the multifamily property owner community;

(8) At least one representative from the residential real estate profession;

(9) At least one representative from an organization that advocates for the production, preservation, and rehabilitation of affordable housing for lower-income households;

(10) At least one representative of low-income tenants;

(11) At least 2 citizen representatives;

(12) At least one representative from an organization that provides supportive housing services including housing counseling, financial management, in-kind assistance, or legal representation; and

(13) No more than 6 representatives from government agencies, including independent housing agencies.

(c) The members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Mayor shall transmit to the Council by September 30, 2003, proposed resolutions to approve the appointment of each member of the Task Force for a 45-day period of review, excluding days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove a resolution within the 45-day period, the resolution shall be deemed approved.

(d) The Mayor shall designate a chair or co-chairs from among the non-governmental members of the Task Force.


(March 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-73, § 2, 50 DCR 10909.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-143, July 29, 2003, 50 DCR 6888).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-215, November 7, 2003, 50 DCR 10023).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-52, December 9, 2003, law notification 51 DCR 1787).


§ 6–1052. Development of the comprehensive housing strategy.

(a) The Task Force shall consider the following goals and policy objectives when developing the Comprehensive Housing Strategy:

(1) Preserving and creating mixed-income neighborhoods;

(2) Assessing and improving the quality, availability, and affordability of rental housing for households at all income levels, including the impact of regulatory and other factors on the provision of quality rental housing;

(3) Assessing and increasing homeownership opportunities for households at all income levels;

(4) Preventing the involuntary displacement of long-term residents;

(5) Assessing the quality and availability of housing options for special populations, such as seniors, individuals with physical or mental disabilities, and individuals who were formerly homeless;

(6) Assessing and improving the quality and availability of workforce housing; and

(7) Increasing the District of Columbia’s population by 100,000 residents by the year 2013.

(b) For the purposes of subsection (a) of this section “affordability” means housing for which monthly costs, including utilities, consume no more than 30% of the household’s monthly income.

(c) The Comprehensive Housing Strategy shall include:

(1) The Task Force’s findings;

(2) Housing production goals for each of the 10 succeeding years;

(3) A 10-year implementation timetable;

(4) Public policy recommendations designed to help meet the housing production and preservation goals; and

(5) An estimate of the public and private funding required to achieve the identified housing production and preservation goals.


(March 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-73, § 3, 50 DCR 10909.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-1054.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-143, July 29, 2003, 50 DCR 6888).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 3 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-215, November 7, 2003, 50 DCR 10023).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 3 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-52, December 9, 2003, law notification 51 DCR 1787).


§ 6–1053. Presentation of Comprehensive Housing Strategy; public meetings.

(a) Within 12 months after the Council’s confirmation of the Mayor’s nominations to the Task Force, the Task Force shall present the Comprehensive Housing Strategy to the Council and the Mayor.

(b) The Task Force shall hold at least 2 public meetings, which shall be convened at the following times:

(1) Within 60 days after the Council’s confirmation of the Task Force members; and

(2) After a draft of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy has been developed but prior to presenting the final Comprehensive Housing Strategy to the Council and the Mayor under section (a) of this section.

(c) At least 30 days before a public meeting, the Task Force shall provide the general public the following information regarding the meeting, the:

(1) Time;

(2) Date; and

(3) Location.

(d) The Task Force shall provide all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the public meetings.


(March 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-73, § 4, 50 DCR 10909.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 6-1054.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 4 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-143, July 29, 2003, 50 DCR 6888).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 4 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-215, November 7, 2003, 50 DCR 10023).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 4 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-52, December 9, 2003, law notification 51 DCR 1787).


§ 6–1054. Reporting and updating requirements; annual report.

(a) The Mayor shall report to the Council regarding the implementation of the Comprehensive Housing Strategy on an annual basis.

(b) The Mayor shall appoint a task force to update the Comprehensive Housing Strategy no later than 5 years after the Task Force presents a Comprehensive Housing Strategy to the Council and the Mayor under § 6-1053(a).

(c)(1) No later than 120 days after June 29, 2011, the Mayor shall submit to the Council a Comprehensive Housing Strategy for the District, separate from the Comprehensive Housing Strategy required by § 6-1053. The Comprehensive Housing Strategy shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the Comprehensive Housing Strategy, by resolution, within the 45-day review period, the Comprehensive Housing Strategy shall be deemed approved.

(2) In developing the Comprehensive Housing Strategy, the Mayor shall:

(A) Consider the updated recommendations of the task force established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section;

(B) Address the criteria set forth in § 6-1052(c); and

(C) Include budgetary analyses demonstrating how the Comprehensive Housing Strategy will affect current and future financial plans, including an analysis of the long-term impact on the District’s affordable housing programs from the annual use of $18 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund, established by § 42-2802, to support the Rent Supplement Program.


(March 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-73, § 5, 50 DCR 10909; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 2052, 58 DCR 6226.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 42-3502.23.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 19-21 added subsec. (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 5 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-143, July 29, 2003, 50 DCR 6888).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 5 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-215, November 7, 2003, 50 DCR 10023).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2002 of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-93, June 29, 2011, 58 DCR 5599).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 5 of Comprehensive Housing Strategy Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 15-52, December 9, 2003, law notification 51 DCR 1787).

Short Title

Short title: Section 2051 of D.C. Law 19-21 provided that subtitle F of title II of the act may be cited as “Comprehensive Housing Strategy Amendment Act of 2011”.