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DCAR Speaker Series: Inclusionary Zoning with Gene Bulmash, Program Manager for the Department of Housing and Community Development

Thursday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

The District of Columbia is using an array of tools to meet the city’s housing affordability challenge – including inclusionary zoning (IZ), which has received a lot of attention during the past year. Several zoning cases, which have been proposed and adopted, have re-shaped IZ to help increase the District’s affordable housing production. There are already many questions out there about how IZ works—now with the upgrades, it’s key for REALTORS® to stay ahead of the curve.

Join us virtually on Thursday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. as we hear D.C.’s inclusionary zoning program manager, Gene Bulmash, discuss how IZ is influencing D.C.’s housing supply. Come with your questions!

About the speaker: A recovering lawyer now working to produce and preserve affordable housing in Washington, D.C., Gene Bulmash manages the District of Columbia’s Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) affordable housing program. The program is producing about 200 new, safe, clean, amenity-rich affordable homes each year and has produced about 1,300 homes to date. Gene also manages the District’s affordable dwelling unit (ADU) program, which created approximately another 1,700 affordable homes, mostly from land dispositions or Zoning Commission cases.

Prior to joining DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Gene practiced real estate, municipal and corporate law for over 20 years in Chicago, London, DC and Singapore. He worked for small and large firms, including managing his own firm and represented individuals, small and large corporations and governments.

Gene received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and passing the CPA exam.

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