Jubilee Housing builds diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive.
Today, as low and moderate income families are being squeezed out of Washington, D.C. due to lack of affordable housing, our work makes sure they can benefit from the progress of the city. Our work creates justice housing.
We believe that every person in our community has unique gifts and strengths. We create opportunities to help surface them and harness their potential. Working with residents, we develop programs that advance economic stability for youth and families, returning citizens, and people of various backgrounds who have had limited access to opportunity.
We believe that compassionate communities are physical places as well as groups of people with a common purpose. Thus, we are committed to providing service-enriched affordable housing in the walkable geographic area that spans the Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
We recognize that we cannot create opportunities for people to overcome life challenges on our own. Inspiring others to join us in this calling is critical. Over the years, we have created strategic collaborative partnerships to help challenge the systems that perpetuate hardship and encourage shared resources and expertise.
News and Celebrations
Standing with Those in Jeopardy
We find it unconscionable that individuals who have put down roots in our community, are contributing to our common good, and raising their children to love this country are being torn from family and home, like a piece of fabric being ripped in two. We understand that immigration is a complicated policy and political issue. It’s also a human tragedy, and when it’s in your neighborhood, it’s not theoretical any more. Three hundred yards from Jubilee’s back door, it’s a direct hit.
We see from where we stand, as a time-honored phrase reminds us.
Societies evolve to benefit those with privilege, that is with power and resources. The Biblical Jubilee—in the spirit of which Jubilee Housing was founded—was an impulse to reset the rules of the game, to undo the generational effects of structural injustice, to re-unite the human family and remind us that, at one time or another, we all have been outcasts.Read more
Learning the Pulse of Jubilee Residents
Even before Jubilee launched its new five-year plan, “Justice Housing in Action,” the organization already was attacking Goal 1 of the plan: Create a resident centric experience that supports individuals and families in Jubilee communities in achieving success through justice housing. Jubilee undertook its first-ever resident survey, in which an impressive 80 percent of Jubilee Housing households participated.
The survey was designed to enable Jubilee to better understand the life circumstances of Jubilee residents—for instance, whether they can pay their bills each month and are able to save—and the kinds of supportive programming that could help them reach their goals.
Findings from the survey are informing changes to services Jubilee Housing offers and set the stage for more in-depth opportunities to hear from residents.Read more