A Note from Jim

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We are brimming with excitement and gratitude as we watch the newly renovated Maycroft Apartments open its doors to residents and families! After a long battle against forces that would have priced original residents out of the restored building, the Maycroft is open, and original residents are moving in along with other families and individuals for whom market rents are … Read More

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Jubilee Youth Services Learns to Code

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While Jubilee Housing Director of Youth Services, Audrey Walker, was shopping at Pentagon City Mall, she stopped in the Microsoft store and sparked up a conversation with the community director about Jubilee Youth Services’ (JYS) focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) as an educational approach for our youth programming. The community director extended an invitation to JYS Activity … Read More

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People and Places: Giselle

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Giselle has seen the effects of gentrification first hand. Three years ago Giselle and her mother were living in an affordable apartment in the Columbia Heights area, just as Giselle found out she was pregnant, the building they were living in was sold to a market rate developer. This happens often in Washington DC, a city where real estate is … Read More

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Jubilee Senior Club

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Jubilee Housing has a diverse community of residents from many backgrounds, income levels, and age brackets. This tapestry of people is one of the things that makes Jubilee so unique. We are fortunate that our community includes a large number of senior citizen residents. Thirty-two percent of Jubilee residents are 55 and over and that number is growing. With more … Read More

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Jubilee Board Welcomes New Leadership

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As the governing body, Jubilee Housing’s Board of Directors, plays a vital role in defining the organization’s vision and direction. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities, ensuring that we are serving our community in new and innovative ways, and that we are creating policies that support the Jubilee Housing mission. Jubilee’s Board of Directors includes … Read More

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A Tremendous Leap of Faith

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For the past 36 years, Myra Peabody Gossens has applied what she does best in her work to what she loves most about life—being part of a community and in service with others. And she did so at Jubilee Housing, where, as a newcomer to Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s, she immediately felt she had found a “home.” “I … Read More

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A Note From Jim

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2018 was a year of building and growth. We worked hard to acquire two new properties, strengthen our existing partnerships with organizations such as Martha’s Table, bring in new leadership, and work towards the goals of our five year plan. And while all those things are important, this precious work we do is about more than what you can see. … Read More

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Jubilee Housing has been awarded a Capital Magnet Fund Grant of $750,000!

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Awarded through the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, the Capital Magnet Fund helps low-income families and economically distressed communities by attracting investment for affordable housing and related economic development. This CMF Award provides a significant source of capital to directly fund more justice housing to the District of Columbia. 116 organizations applied for this grant, but less than a … Read More

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What Justice Housing Means to People

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On February 13th, 2019 Jubilee Housing opened its wait list for the first time in nearly 10 years. Over 250 people began lining up at 3:30 a.m. for just over 60 available units. These people came from diverse backgrounds and showed the depth of the need in the city for justice housing – deeply affordable homes in thriving neighborhoods with … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Preserves Affordable Housing in Columbia Heights

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Jubilee Housing is excited to announce the acquisition of 1460 Euclid St NW. This new addition to Jubilee’s portfolio will preserve 25 units of deeply affordable housing for hardworking families in Columbia Heights, including five 3-bedroom and two 4-bedroom units. Before Jubilee, this building had been declining for many years. While the existing rents are relatively affordable, they are in … Read More

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