Invest In Austin's People, Preserve Austin's Housing

Invest in your community, your neighborhood and your employees

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.

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

Your children’s education

Entry Level: $51,000
Area average: $58,090
High school basketball coach: $45,780

Your family’s health

Nurse (LPN): $57,120
Cardiac technician: $46,316
Surgical assistant: $46,800

Your community

Police officer: $57,100
Software engineer: $69,276 (entry-level)
Paralegal: $57,389

Your Home

Maintenance Worker: $40,657
Plumber: $57,300
Property Manager: $64,304


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 Fund has increased its portfolio to $123 million in four properties, totaling 1,000 units serving 1,500 residents

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