I forgot to mention this before the holidays, but the DC Council unanimously passed a bill last month that changes the rules regarding affordable housing requirements at the Southwest Waterfront development. The new law requires that 30% of the first 500 units built are to be affordable, with half of the units reserved for households earning up to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) and the other half for households earning up to 30% of AMI. Washington's AMI is $103,500, so 75 units will be for households earning about $62,100 and another 75 units for households earning about $31,050. For any housing units built beyond the 500-unit amount, at least 20% of those units will be reserved as "workforce housing," which are for people in occupations such as teachers, nurses, police officers, and fire fighters. Currently, there are plans to build a total of 560 residential units, so 12 of those units will be reserved as workforce housing. If more units are built, then at least 20% of those units will be workforce housing.