Community

Planning Areas

To shape more livable and prosperous communities, a key focus of the Region Forward Vision, the Council of Governments promotes regional cooperation on planning, the economy, and housing options for all residents. COG informs area decision-makers with population, employment, and housing forecasts, and shares best practices and data on affordable housing and homelessness. COG proposes strategies to support sound land use and high-quality development in Activity Centers—the locations that can best accommodate the region’s growth. COG and its members also coordinate on public health and child welfare programs.

News & Multimedia

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    Increase in Homelessness Recorded for Metropolitan Washington in 2016

    May 11, 2016

    According to an annual report by COG, there are 12,215 homeless individuals living in the area – a 5 percent increase (or 592 people) from the 2015 count. The...

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    COG Honors 2016 Foster Parents of the Year

    May 11, 2016

    Foster parents from 10 jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia were honored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments...

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    Heart of COG: Nicole McCall

    May 4, 2016

    Transportation Planner Nicole McCall has led COG’s effort to analyze job posting data to determine what occupations are in greatest demand in the region, and...

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    Connecting the Region for Housing Choice and Opportunity

    April 14, 2016

    Jurisdictions large and small will be required by HUD to conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) to support their planning efforts to accommodate future...

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    Regional Commitment to Water Quality and Safety

    April 6, 2016

    The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought national attention to the problem of lead in drinking water. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments...

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    Wednesday's Child

    March 8, 2016

    Wednesday's Child children for adoption

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