Arlington, VA

WAMU 88.5 Presents: What Would It Take To Fix The Housing Crisis?

UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 30th Floor
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Renting in the Washington, D.C., region is costly, and, for many, buying a home seems impossible. With Amazon’s HQ2 on its way, it doesn’t look like prices are going to drop any time soon.

If you are paying more than 30% of your income, you’re considered “cost burdened.”But paying less than a third of your take-home pay isn’t easy here — even for people making well into the six figures.

There are a lot of ideas for how to fix this — build more housing … expand rent control … condense urban sprawl …. The Affordability Desk from WAMU 88.5 wants to put these ideas to the test. Join our team and a panel of experts for a community conversation about the solutions to fix the region’s housing affordability crisis.

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