Our region is shifting, neighborhoods are changing, and many residents are experiencing those changes differently. As we seek to build the kind of vibrant community that we all want to call home, it is critical to understand the diverse attitudes and perceptions of the people that live in the Greater Washington region.
The Greater Washington Community Foundation is excited to share key findings from Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, Virginia (VoicesDMV), a community engagement initiative, conducted in partnership with the Urban Institute, designed to lift up residents’ stories and perceptions of the quality of life in the region. Through this initiative, we set out to shed light on the region’s challenges and opportunities related to housing, transportation, safety, economic security, race relations and community well-being. The result is a collection of rich, local data to serve as a catalyst for community investments that will ensure a more equitable, just, and thriving region for all residents.