Obama rents office space at World Wildlife Fund: report

Obama rents office space at World Wildlife Fund: report

President Obama has reportedly found a place to carry out his work once he leaves the White House: the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 

Obama has agreed to lease office space at the conservation group’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, according to The Washington Post. 


The WWF and an Obama spokesperson would not comment to the newspaper on the agreement, which has not been announced publicly. 

“As a former president, President Obama will have office space in Washington, D.C., when he leaves office,” Obama spokeswoman Amy Brundage told the Post. 

Obama’s presidential library will be based in Chicago, with outposts in New York and Hawaii. But he will begin his post-presidency in the nation’s capital, where he will live for at least two years while his younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

The president and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 Beyoncé in 'Time 100' profile: Michelle Obama empowers black Americans MORE have reportedly rented a home in the Kalorama neighborhood, located roughly one mile from the WWF’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom. 

The president has expressed interest in shaping the future of the Democratic Party, which suffered a crushing blow on Election Day. 

He has also said he wants to continue his work on environmental conservation and climate change, a core mission of the WWF. 

Under federal law, former presidents receive taxpayer dollars to help pay for office space, staff, travel and mailing expenses. 

The WWF routinely rents out excess space to outside organizations at its 251,707-square-foot headquarters. 

Obama also has ties to the group; he appointed its president and CEO, Carter Roberts, to his Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking.