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Equity.
Affordability.
Home.

Preserving and creating homes that are affordable with a model that challenges inequity and opens the door to new opportunities for individuals and families.

Fusing commercial real estate expertise with a social impact mission.

We disrupt inequities in the housing market with an innovative model that prevents displacement and promotes opportunity and wealth building. 

The Way We Work

01.

Advance racial equity and inclusion.

02.

Maximize resident choice and voice.

03.

Stabilize rents
in high opportunity neighborhoods.

04.

Use Housing as a means to spur economic opportunity and mobility.

05.

Invest at scale and with speed.

03.

Stabilize rents
in high opportunity neighborhoods.

04.

Exercise social
impact dedication
and ingenuity.

05.

Invest at scale with speed and efficiency.

Preserving Housing That Is Affordable

The Washington Housing Conservancy fuses expertise in commercial real estate and social impact to acquire and preserve mixed-income rental apartments so residents—particularly moderate to low-income African Americans and other residents of color—are not displaced and experience the opportunity to grow and prosper.

Our Solution

WHC is preserving 3,000 affordable apartments where residents avoid the “housing cliff”—that is, the risk that a moderate increase in income could make them ineligible to remain in their home—and escape the fear that rents will exceed their reach. Life in a WHC community makes it possible to envision an optimistic new future, one in which personal wealth building, home ownership, higher education and other goals are both possible and accessible.

Our Solution

WHC is preserving 3,000 affordable apartments where residents avoid the “housing cliff”—that is, the risk that a moderate increase in income could make them ineligible to remain in their home—and escape the fear that rents will exceed their reach. Life in a WHC community makes it possible to envision an optimistic new future, one in which personal wealth building, home ownership, higher education and other goals are both possible and accessible.

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Preserving housing affordability and promoting economic mobility in the DC-region

The Washington Housing Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your investment helps us expand our work. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible. EIN 83-1866109

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