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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 …

Jubilee Housing Launches Renovation of Maycroft Apartments

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 …

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

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, …

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

“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 …

Crossing Divides on the Path to Justice Housing

“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 …