On Monday, Washington, DC, mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to invest $400 million into affordable housing production. The proposal would place an additional $150 million in the Housing Production Trust Fund for this fiscal year, and would aim to build 36,000 units, 12,000 of them affordable, by 2025. It also includes housing vouchers to ensure half of homes built using funds from fiscal year 2022 go to households in the lowest income bracket in DC. “I promise you, we will be very intentional about the types of housing that will come with these investments. We know, especially as the median income has gone up in our city, not all affordable housing is created equally,” says Mayor Bowser.