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
Congressional Staff, Leaders from NAHRO and D.C.’s DHCD Tour the Maycroft
With federal budget discussions underway and cuts to critical housing and community development funding threatened, staff from the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees accompanied leaders from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) on a tour of projects supported by CDBG and HOME program dollars—including Jubilee’s Maycroft Apartments.
Former DC Housing Authority director Adrienne Todman, who now leads crucial NAHRO’s work, connected Congressional staffers seeking to better understand the impact of those two Housing and Urban Development programs with DHCD for the tour.Read more
Celebrating Black History & Culture
Jubilee residents and staff celebrated Black History Month together with an evening of performance, history, food, and sharing on Friday, February 23.
Jazz by saxophonist Andre Prailow, Jubilee resident Curtis Prailow’s cousin, greeted guests as they arrived at The Festival Center, at 1640 Columbia Road, for the event. A committee of residents, led by Aurora Milas, planned the event, which featured a variety of opportunities for guests to deepen their understanding of African-American history and culture. Edmund Bell, Antoinette Burriss, Romaine Johnson, Curtis Prailow, and Melissa Taylor rounded out the planning committee. Jubilee staff Christi Johnson and Barbara Moore provided support.Read more