DC Flood Taskforce

The Flood Task Force for the District of Columbia was established by the Office of City Administrator (OCA) in September 2021 to identify policies and projects to bolster flood readiness while equitably protecting the District’s residents and economy from the damage that floods can cause.

The Task Force shall identify equitable ways to reduce the risk of water damage from coastal, interior, riverine, and sewer back up floods in the District, as well as ways to reduce financial impacts of flooding on low- and fixed-income homeowners. In considering potential actions, the Task Force shall prioritize the protection of vulnerable populations, maintenance of the District’s affordable housing stock, increasing the District’s housing supply in a safe and resilient manner, supporting ongoing economic development, and mitigating disparities in real estate access and equity.