D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the city could "tax foreign property no longer used for diplomatic purposes — such as those properties that housed former diplomats but have since been abandoned."
"D.C. is doing some good work here, but the notion of expanding affordable housing, particularly in relation to the housing that's going up and is being built, is just not happening. I don't expect it to happen," she said. "We shouldn't pretend that we know what the answer is."