Upcoming 2021 DCAR Speaker Series events


June 10: Education and Schools

(Details and registration information coming soon.)

September 9: D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

(Registration is not yet open.)


Past 2021 Speaker Series events

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

April 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Clarence Whitescarver, chief building official for D.C.’s Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), provided insights into the all-important inspection process.

The District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan

March 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) is likely one of the most important documents that you rarely hear about—it’s the guiding document for Washington, D.C. government, residents, employers and developers. Housing and land use are cornerstone pieces in the Comp Plan. To provide clarity and insight on this complex document, we are honored to have Director Andrew Trueblood joined DCAR and its members to discuss details. Director Trueblood also provided our members with key updates happening at the Office of Planning.


Affordable Housing and Rent Control

February 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dean Hunter, CEO of the Small Multifamily Owners Association, joined us for our first Speaker Series of 2021. Dean and his association have advocated fiercely for small housing providers and have helped ward off Rent Control legislation.