A Real Team of Superheroes

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In a city where “leaks” grab headlines, Jubilee Housing’s Property Management team is usually preoccupied with the quieter – but no less important – kind of leaks. “They don’t quit until your issue is resolved,” said Melissa Taylor, a resident of the Sorrento. “Whenever I’ve called for anything, be it as simple as replacing a washer in my sink, they … Read More

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Resident Services Now Valued as Essential Element in Successful Affordable Housing Development

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For many years, Jubilee Housing has combined supportive services as part of how it manages its deeply affordable housing portfolio.  However, while affordable housing is the most critical building block for a stable life, housing by itself is not enough. And for the first time, DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is recognizing that fact. After many years … Read More

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A Farewell to Summer at Jubilee

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Jubilee Housing’s Youth Services wrapped up their six week summer programming in July. During those six weeks, Jubilee’s Early Start (ES) campers and Activity Zone (ES) campers went on swimming trips, canoed along the river, learned to cook nutritious meals, and made arts and crafts, just to name a few things. Audrey Walker, Director of Youth Services, with the help … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Purchases 2326 – 2338 Ontario Rd, NW

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CONTACT: Candace Tyler 202-559-2342 ctyler@jubileehousing.org Washington, D.C – August 22, 2019 – Jubilee Housing is pleased to announce the closing of its purchase of 2326 – 2338 Ontario Rd NW. These parcels will be used to build deeply affordable homes, approximately half of which will be set aside for men and women returning from incarceration. United Bank, Local Initiatives Support … Read More

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A Note From Jim

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Jubilee Housing’s continued push up the long, steep hill toward justice housingTM brought us to new heights over the past three months, as we successfully closed out the new Justice Housing Partners Fund and earned recognition, for several key efforts, from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the DC Department of Energy and Environment-Pepco-New Partners Community Solar … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

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Jubilee Housing is proud to announce the hiring of William Highsmith as the organization’s first chief operating officer (COO). Highsmith brings over 18 years of experience in affordable housing and real estate to Jubilee’s team. Prior to joining Jubilee Housing, he served as the vice president and COO of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, director of development for … Read More

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NBC Backyard BBQ

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On August 1, NBC 4 Washington Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer brought a barbecue and live weather reports to our new Maycroft apartments, as part of his summer 2019 Backyard Barbecue Reports. Instead of being located in someone’s backyard, the barbecue was held in the front courtyard of the Maycroft apartments. Jubilee residents, staff, and board members enjoyed good food and … Read More

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Community Meeting

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Jubilee Housing hosted a June community meeting for its Adams Morgan neighbors and elected representatives to share the organization’s vision for expanding justice housing in the neighborhood, including broadening Jubilee’s Reentry Housing Initiative. Jim Knight, Jubilee Housing president and CEO, opened the meeting by highlighting the organization’s long history in Adams Morgan and its commitment to the well-being of every … Read More

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Back to School Store

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As the summer winds down, parents and students start to turn their attention to the first day of school. Back to School season can be a time of great excitement as kids look forward to meeting their new classmates, seeing old friends, and getting to know their new teachers. This time can also be a time of anxiety for low-income … Read More

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Celebrating Our Sponsors – WashReit

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The partnership between WashREIT and Jubilee Housing is focused on enhancing the lives of Jubilee residents. After the team toured the Jubilee community, WashREIT sponsored several events, including the Back to School Store, Elf Store, and holiday wish list, that directly benefit residents. WashREIT also installed solar panels on their DC headquarters, which will directly contribute to lowering the energy … Read More

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