Invest In Austin's People

Preserve Austin's Housing

Join the Austin Housing Conservancy’s $50 million capital raise to protect workforce housing for Austinites. Make money. Feel good. Preserve what makes Austin special.

Join the Austin Housing Conservancy’s $50 million capital raise to protect workforce housing for Austinites.
Make money. Feel good. Preserve what makes Austin special.


Austin is in the midst of an affordability crisis that is affecting its core workforce such as educators, first responders, hospitality employees and more middle-income individuals vital to the city’s livability. Unless immediate action is taken to preserve affordable housing for middle-income families, Austin will suffer the same fate as San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and other major cities with unlivable rent and cost-of-living expenses. Core employees will be priced out of the city. Your children’s schools lose more teachers, your local ER loses more nurses and your company loses more employees.
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Wage data shown above is based on HUD published Median Family Income for 2021 and YE market rental data from Yardi Matrix and

Failure to act now risks your child losing his favorite teacher, your fire station losing its crew chief, or your local ER losing its best triage nurse


Entry Level: $38,891
Area average: $59,420
High school soccer coach: $41,440


Nurse (LPN): $41,512 Cardiac technician: $47,250
Surgical assistant: $47,800


Police officer: $58,900
Software engineer: $55,886 (entry-level)
Paralegal: $58,326


HVAC Technician: $42,990
Plumber: $58,370
Property Manager: $65,939


Annual income needed to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in Austin
Source: SmartAsset/BusinessInsider, Paycheck to Paycheck/National Housing Conference

The Austin Housing Conservancy is one solution addressing Austin's workforce affordability crisis.

The Conservancy is the best, most agile solution to stabilize housing expenses for teachers, first responders, maintenance professionals, medical technicians, their families and others at risk of being priced out of Austin. The fund invests and preserves rapidly disappearing multifamily properties currently affordable to moderate and middle-income individuals and families by maintaining affordable rental rates that increase proportionally with wage growth.

Invest in Greater Austin

An open-ended social impact private equity fund.

The first fund to preserve workforce housing for the long-term.

A direct investment in Austinites who don’t have assistance programs available to low-income residents.

A flexible, discretionary, risk-adjusted investment strategy that preserves multifamily rental housing for moderate- to middle-income central Texas employees and their families.

The fund earns triple-bottom-line returns


Preserve affordable housing for Austin’s workforce


Earn steady, risk-adjusted returns in the high single-digits


Limit environmental impact of new construction and keep employees close to their workplaces

The Research

As an investment vehicle, Moderate Income Rental Housing (MIRH) delivers consistent, predictable returns, demand for affordable rental housing is surging, and interest in Impact-focused investments is growing. MIRH compares favorably in terms of its return and has a lower variation in total returns from year to year (risk) since 2011 as compared to other common asset classes.

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