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
D.C. Councilmembers and Residents Find Common Ground on Affordable Housing
As the D.C. City Council continues to debate the 2019 budget, housing advocates are making sure their representatives keep the door open for affordable housing.
More than 100 individuals recently met with city councilmembers for Advocacy Day 2018. Organized by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development, the annual event is an opportunity for housing advocates to convey their funding priorities directly to councilmembers.
“I would love to hear what you think is an appropriate number [for Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP) funding],” said Vince Gray, Ward 7 Councilmember. Gray was responding to a question about housing subsidies that support people making 30 percent of area median income and below. LRSP funding enables non-profits like Jubilee Housing to offer homes for residents with very low incomes.Read more
Remembering Bob Pohlman, Passionate Visionary and Fighter
Residents, developers, and supporters of non-profit affordable housing lost a champion last week with the passing of Bob Pohlman, founding executive director of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) and former director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pohlman’s legacy will long outlive his years of service to the cause about which he cared so much. Members of the Jubilee community who worked alongside him recalled his tenacity, his savvy, and his passion.
“He was a visionary,” said Martin Mellett, who, prior to coming to Jubilee, worked at LISC DC and funded CNHED under Pohlman’s leadership. “He also understood that there had to be some level of political reality to carry the vision forward. He looked for what was possible and, then, was tenacious about moving it forward,” said Mellett, now Jubilee’s vice president of Strategic Initiatives.Read more