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
On Monday, members of the Jubilee Housing family stood with hundreds of neighbors, friends, and activists to protest the previous weekend’s raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who tore apart families in our Columbia Heights community, in violation of everything Jubilee stands for.
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.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.Read more