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
Jubilee’s Conclusion: The D.C. Housing Production Trust Fund Works
Jubilee Housing’s experience with the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund refutes the heavy-handed conclusions of a recent audit of the fund. Its suggestion that the fund is mismanaged or limited in its usefulness is entirely incorrect.
We have seen the results first hand. Over the past 15 years, Jubilee has renovated eight buildings that provide approximately 230 affordable homes, in total, using $16 million of trust fund investments. In addition to creating homes affordable to families with very low and extremely low incomes in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods of Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Mount Pleasant, trust fund dollars have ensured that level of affordability for a minimum of 40 years.Read more
Housing Advocates Celebrate Success, Rally for the Future
More than 200 individuals met at Savory Elementary School in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood recently to participate in the Rally for Racial Equity, Housing, and Jobs. Jubilee residents and staff attended to show support for the city-wide movement to promote access to quality homes and jobs for people of color and those with very low incomes.
“It’s time to turn our face back into the wind—despite our amazing progress—and see who’s still left behind,” said Steve Glaude, president and CEO of The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, which sponsored the event. “We have to protect our most vulnerable neighbors—those with health challenges and very low income. For many, that means housing plus supportive services.”Read more