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Grocery Plus a Big Help for Our Senior Neighbors

Food insecurity is often an invisible issue that affects our most vulnerable neighbors. Older residents, who are frequently on fixed incomes, sometimes struggle to stock food that is healthy, sustaining, and affordable. Jubilee Housing partners with the Capital Area Food Bank to provide supplemental food assistance to a couple dozen of our senior residents through the Grocery Plus Program. Available to …

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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 …

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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 …

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50 Years Later, a Promise Still Unfulfilled

As D.C. grapples with ensuring inclusive communities across the city, Jubilee Housing advances practices that take into account the historical racism that has contributed to division and disparity in the District. Housing discrimination and affordability have been significant factors in perpetuating inequity. A recent panel discussion, sponsored by The Atlantic and Fannie Mae to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

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Housing Advocates Celebrate Success, Rally for the Future

More than 200 individuals met at Savory Elementary School in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood recently to participate in the Rally for Racial Equity, Housing, and Jobs. Jubilee residents and staff attended to show support for the city-wide movement to promote access to quality homes and jobs for people of color and those with very low incomes. “It’s time to turn our …

Jubilee’s Conclusion: The D.C. Housing Production Trust Fund Works

Jubilee Housing’s experience with the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund refutes the heavy-handed conclusions of a recent audit of the fund. Its suggestion that the fund is mismanaged or limited in its usefulness is entirely incorrect. We have seen the results first hand. Over the past 15 years, Jubilee has renovated eight buildings that provide approximately 230 affordable homes, in …

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Congressional Staff, Leaders from NAHRO and D.C.’s DHCD Tour the Maycroft

With federal budget discussions underway and cuts to critical housing and community development funding threatened, staff from the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees accompanied leaders from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) on a tour of projects supported by CDBG and HOME program dollars—including Jubilee’s Maycroft …

Celebrating Black History and Culture

Jubilee residents and staff celebrated Black History Month together with an evening of performance, history, food, and sharing on Friday, February 23. Jazz by saxophonist Andre Prailow, Jubilee resident Curtis Prailow’s cousin, greeted guests as they arrived at The Festival Center, at 1640 Columbia Road, for the event. A committee of residents, led by Aurora Milas, planned the event, which …

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

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 …