JBG Smith Properties announced Wednesday that it will launch an initiative to preserve or build between 2,000 and 3,000 “affordable workforce” housing units in the D.C. region over the next decade.

It’s a sign that the private sector is stepping up efforts to provide less expensive housing in a region that remains one of the priciest in the country. But the program also signals efforts by Chevy Chase-based JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS) to alleviate concerns that housing prices could spike if Amazon.com…

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