Executive Director
Washington Housing Conservancy

Kimberly Driggins is the Executive Director of the Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC). Launched in 2018, WHC preserves affordable and workforce housing, prevents displacement, and promotes economic mobility, especially for low- and moderate-income African Americans and other people of color. WHC is committed to creating thriving, inclusive, mixed-income communities throughout the D.C. region.

Ms. Driggins has an extensive background in urban planning and real estate development and prior to her appointment at WHC, she served as Director of Strategic Planning/Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department. Ms. Driggins also served as Associate Director of Citywide Planning for the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning from 2008-2015.

Ms. Driggins is a nationally recognized expert in urban placemaking and has creative placemaking projects in both Detroit and Washington, DC. She currently serves on the boards of Project for Public Spaces, PennPraxis, and was Board Chairperson for Gehl Institute 2017-2019. She has a BA degree from Hampton University, an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Ms. Driggins was awarded the prestigious Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2015.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 16

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Preserving Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing through Partnership

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

So-called NOAH units, those affordable to households at and below the local median income without receiving public subsidies, are a majority of the nation’s “affordable” stock. Many cities are at substantial risk of losing closure, sale, and/or transition of NOAH units to higher income tenancies. Panelists will discuss what cities and developers are doing to […]