The Center for Practical Research is a project of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development. The purpose of the Center is to:
- Work with advocates and Coalition members to determine research needs related to affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in the District of Columbia
- Perform research within a relatively short timeframe
- Make research results available by disseminating reports to advocates, city officials, the media and others.
This research, as our name implies, is practical, with an emphasis on fostering on-the-ground change in city policy, and improving living conditions for the most vulnerable residents of the District.
Center for Practical Research Reports
June 2019: An Assessment of the Need for Large Units in the District of Columbia (click to download) & DC Housing Survey Report: A Supplement to the Assessment of the Need for Large Units in the District of Columbia (click to download)
Click here to visit DMPED’s site and learn more about the study along with other resources including:
- Housing for Families in the District: The Affordable Family-Sized Unit Study in 9 Charts
- DC Housing Survey Insights Dashboard
October 2016: Ending Homelessness through the Continuum of Housing
August 2008: Ward 8 Comprehensive Housing Analysis Washington, DC
Additional Research Information:
September 2013: DC’s First Right Purchase Program Helps to Preserve Affordable Housing and Is One of DC’s Key Anti-Displacement Tools by DC Fiscal Policy Institute, with contribution from CNHED
May, 2013: Washington, D.C. Tenant Survival Guide, eighth edition, commissioned by CNHED. By Georgetown University’s Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development, with contributions and translation by Latino Economic Development Center. Tenant Survival Guide in Spanish.
July 2014: Housing Security in the Washington Region, Commissioned by the Community Foundation NCR. Prepared by Urban Institute and MWCOG
May 2015: Affordable Housing Needs Assessment for the District of Columbia By the Urban Institute
June 2015: The Greater Washington Region’s Future Housing Needs: 2023 Jeanette Chapman, George Mason University School of Public Policy, Center for Regional Analysis June 2015