The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) launched its Housing Indicator Tool (HIT) to track local efforts to produce affordable housing in the Washington Region. The tool served as a response to the 2019 Urban Institute report that called for the production of 374,000 net new housing units between 2015 and 2030 to adequately address the region’s affordable housing crisis.

The dashboard presents three years of housing data from the Capital Region. Through data collection efforts, HAND dug deeper into several key issues that, based on conversations with policymakers, advocacy initiatives by practitioners and the broader community, have elevated in prominence since the launch of the tool. Working in partnership with Urban Institute, that data within the HIT Dashboard begins to capture a clearer picture of how our region is solving the need.