The Commission’s action largely adopts the recommendations of the DC Campaign for Inclusionary Zoning, a group of affordable housing advocates and supporters.
Carlos Jimenez, Executive Director of the Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO, said that “By strengthening this affordable housing policy, the Zoning Commission helps ensure working people can still call DC home."
As a result of the Commission’s action, IZ will generate over 2,600 affordable apartments for low-income families over the next five to ten years, based on the pace of new development which has climbed to a 25-year high.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1877, workers staged a general strike—believed to be the nation’s first—in St. Louis, in support of striking railroad workers. The successful strike was ended when some 3,000 federal troops and 5,000 deputized special police killed at least eighteen people in skirmishes around the city.
In 1937, fifteen “living dead women” testified before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.
Today’s labor quote is by Frederick Douglass
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”