“More than anything, we want the community to know that we are present. We strive to do good work and we are committed to quality service. We are here because we believe in the mission of LEDC.”
Staff letter published in El Tiempo Latino, June 28, 2013

What’s at stake

When you look outside, what do you see?

When Yvette Jacob looked out the front doors of her apartment building, she saw her community through the eyes of a homeowner. In 2013, she and her neighbors took control of their quality of life. Two and a half years after their building was put up for sale, having endured years of poor housing conditions, they were ready to call the shots. With LEDC’s support, they purchased the building and became homeowners.

When we look outside, we want to see communities that nurture the economic and cultural diversity that help explain why the Washington region is booming. By equipping our clients with skills and financial tools, we’re building the resilience of our community to reap the fruits of development and create a better future for their families and communities.

Our Work

Our Impact


invested in 129 small businesses to start and expand

Affordable Housing

families in 75 apartment buildings assisted with affordable housing preservation services


new homeowners, a 72% increase from 2012

Business Creation
new businesses sparked