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
Putting on the Ritz
December 2017 – The dust has finally settled in the lobby of Jubilee’s Ritz property—literally. The renovation that’s been underway since mid-September is now complete, leaving residents of the property that Jubilee re-developed in 2009 with a new, more convenient, and upgraded entrance to their homes.
When Jubilee originally renovated the building, the architects were unable to design for a handicapped-accessible ramp. So, they specified a handicapped lift. Over the years, as wheelchairs got bigger and heavier, the lift became harder to navigate and to keep functioning properly. Meanwhile, residents with canes, baby strollers, grocery carts, and the like struggled to use the stairs.Read more
Rebecca Ely Joins Jubilee
December 2017 – Earlier this month, Jubilee welcomed Rebecca Ely to its management team as vice president of Institutional Advancement. Ely comes to Jubilee from Inova HealthSource, where she directed employee wellness programming. Prior to that she worked exclusively in nonprofit fundraising and management. She has dedicated her career to helping others lead their best lives.
“I am passionate about the work of Jubilee Housing and honored to join the team,” Ely said. “I look forward to getting to know the organization’s many supporters and champions.”Read more