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

Crossing Divides on the Path to Justice Housing

As Jubilee Housing prepares to close on the historic Maycroft Apartments and start creating the city’s latest “justice housing” development there, residents, supporters, and staff gathered to build the bridges we know justice housing can foster.

On June 5, approximately 100 guests assembled in empty Maycroft apartments for dinner and conversations aimed at crossing divides and discovering mutuality among individuals with vastly different life stories. As Board Chair Myra Peabody Gossens explained, Jubilee’s unique contribution is to develop affordable homes in ways that create the interaction required to reduce inequity.

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DCHFA Partners with Jubilee Housing to Preserve and Expand Affordable Housing in Columbia Heights

The Maycroft will help reduce the inequity that scores of District families experience, by offering them easy access to opportunities we all need for stable, successful lives,” said Jim Knight, president and CEO of Jubilee Housing. “The D.C. government’s investment in the Maycroft is an investment in building a more just, inclusive, and vibrant city for all District residents. Jubilee looks forward to working with the city and other development partners to create more justice housing that is affordable to all, located in thriving neighborhoods, and close to resources that support growth

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