DC should be affordable for everyone. That includes: the neighbor struggling to maintain a job; the recent college graduate who moved to the Nation’s capital to live their own “West Wing” adventure; the newly married couple starting a family together; the longtime resident nearing retirement; and the recently retired who wants to stay and continue to enjoy all that DC has to offer. How is this accomplished? Working with all stakeholders. Talking to the developers and the landlords. The renters and the home buyers. The banks, the community groups, and our small businesses. We need to hear from everyone. We need to understand where people want to live, how they want to live, and what they can reasonably pay to live there. We also need to hear what it takes to build, manage, and maintain housing in the District. We know there is shortage of housing, especially affordable housing. We need to all work together to find a solution.