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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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Conducts Listening Session with Platform of Hope Participants

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Last week, Jubilee Housing, along with Platform of Hope partners Life Asset, Capital Area Asset Builders, and Jubilee Jobs, were excited to welcome staff from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to listen to participants of the Platform of Hope (PoH) credit building program talk about barriers they have faced in accessing credit. “For some people hearing other experiences around … Read More

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A Unique Jubilee Experience: Dinner at the Maycroft Apartments

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On May 16, we opened the doors of our Maycroft Apartments for a unique Jubilee Experience: dinner and conversation around making our city affordable and available to all. We were fortunate to bring over 120 business, civic, and community leaders together to learn from each other and begin or deepen relationships. Guests were seated around small dinner tables in vacant Maycroft apartment units. Within … Read More

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Capital Area Food Bank Awards Partner Garden Grant to Jubilee Youth Services

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Our Activity Zone students are excited to expand their rooftop garden this spring! They were recently selected for the Capital Area Food Bank 2016 Partner Garden Grant. The partnership will add two new raised garden beds to the rooftop, garden training for staff and volunteers, and an opportunity for students to plant and grow fresh fruit and vegetables. The classes will … Read More

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Remarks from Jim Knight at the CNHED Housing for All Campaign Annual Event

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October 29, 2015 It is a great pleasure to be part of this special evening that is celebrating all that has been accomplished through the Housing for All Campaign. Steve asked me to recap some of the key moments along this campaign journey. As It occurred to me that we might distill the power of this campaign into three basic … Read More

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