Maycroft Resident Joins D.C. Mayor in Support of Housing Production Trust Fund and Justice Housing

JubileehousingBlog, Resident Spotlight

Maycroft resident Phil Brooks spoke in support of justice housing and D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) at an event with Mayor Muriel Bowser on October 2, 2017. Brooks also introduced Mayor Bowser at the R.L. Christian groundbreaking, which celebrated record D.C. investments in affordable housing. Brooks lives temporarily in Jubilee’s Ritz building while Jubilee renovates the Maycroft. He spoke … Read More

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“Celebrating the preservation of 64 affordable units in Columbia Heights”

Fritz GutweinBlog

“The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development Director Polly Donaldson said that The Maycroft ‘will be a shining example’ of what she calls an inclusive property that will provide stable housing and services to a changing neighborhood.” Click through to read the full write-up at DCHAccess.

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Jubilee Housing Launches Renovation of Maycroft Apartments

Rebekah TaftBlog, Press Release

New Development Adds More “Justice Housing” in the District Washington, D.C.—July 31, 2017—While they differed on whether the celebration was six or seven years in the making, all those assembled to launch the renovation of Jubilee Housing’s Maycroft Apartments agreed that creating more justice housing in D.C. was well worth the wait. Jim Knight, Jubilee executive director and president, told … Read More

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Renovated Maycroft to Provide New, Expanded Services to Vulnerable District Families

Rebekah TaftBlog

Washington, D.C.—July 11, 2017—Jubilee Manna Community Development Enterprise (CDE) today announced it is putting $7 million in New Markets Tax Credit funds to work creating space where District families with fewer financial resources can access opportunities to help them thrive. The space will be located in the Maycroft Apartments, which Jubilee begins renovating this month. Jubilee closed on the building, … Read More

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DCHFA Partners with Jubilee Housing to Preserve and Expand Affordable Housing in Columbia Heights

Fritz GutweinBlog, Press Release

“The Maycroft will help reduce the inequity that scores of District families experience, by offering them easy access to opportunities we all need for stable, successful lives,” said Jim Knight, president and CEO of Jubilee Housing. “The D.C. government’s investment in the Maycroft is an investment in building a more just, inclusive, and vibrant city for all District residents. Jubilee … Read More

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Crossing Divides on the Path to Justice Housing

Rebekah TaftBlog

“The measure of our compassion lies not in our service of those on the margins, but only in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them.” –Father Boyle As Jubilee Housing prepares to close on the historic Maycroft Apartments and start creating the city’s latest “justice housing” development there, residents, supporters, and staff gathered to build the bridges we … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Board Members Show Support at Hearing for Reappointment of Jubilee Executive Director Jim Knight to Housing Production Trust Fund Board

Rebekah TaftBlog

Thanks to Jim Knight, the Kairos Program, and Jubilee Housing, Sam Buggs said his life is back on course. “Without those three entities, I am not sure what I would be doing today,” he said. Buggs was speaking at a public confirmation hearing before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization. He was there … Read More

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Countdown to Closing

Rebekah TaftBlog

On Monday, March 27, friends and supporters of Jubilee Housing gathered in the first floor of the Maycroft Apartments to reflect on the journey to Justice Housing and begin the countdown to closing. In doing so, they also celebrated an exciting new partnership with Martha’s Table that will provide 64 affordable homes coupled with critical services in the Maycroft. The evening began with a hors d’eouvres provided by … Read More

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Service-rich Housing Can Help Returning Citizens Thrive in DC

Rebekah TaftBlog

Re “It does not have to be this way’: Report slams services for former inmates returning to D.C.” published in the Washington Post The Council for Court Excellence is right that there are major hurdles for returning citizens in Washington, D.C. Its report “Beyond Second Chances” makes the case that the District lacks affordable housing and supportive services necessary to help … Read More

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Books, Boats, and Backpacks: Summer at Jubilee Youth Services

Rebekah TaftBlog

Whether it’s through reading books, paddling down the Shenandoah River, or shopping for school supplies,  Jubilee Youth Services (JYS) summer program is filled with opportunities for kids to have fun while fighting summer learning loss. “Summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of achievement gap between many lower income youth and their higher income counterparts,” said Sylvia … Read More

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