Our innovative model

How it works

The Washington Housing Initiative is comprised of two entities working together to keep the local workforce truly local: The Impact Pool and The Washington Housing Conservancy.

The Impact Pool

The Impact Pool is an investment vehicle that targets after-tax returns equivalent to many traditional investment funds, while at the same time delivering significant social impact. It seeks to provide private investors a total 7% internal rate of return over the life of the investment, inclusive of the current return and after all expenses. Most of the return is expected to be tax-exempt. The Impact Pool is managed by JBG SMITH Impact Manager, a subsidiary of JBG SMITH Properties.

Our Investors

Key principles

  • Focus on high-impact locations

  • Commit to long-term affordability

  • Invest at scale, with speed, certainty, and flexibility

  • Sustain and strengthen inclusive communities

  • Build a replicable model that can be used by other communities

The Washington Housing Conservancy

The Washington Housing Conservancy is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that purchases properties in high-impact locations. Its mission is to keep residents living close to their jobs by offering multi-family housing at affordable rental rates. Capital from the Impact Pool helps to finance the properties purchased by the Washington Housing Conservancy.

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