D.C. Councilmembers and Residents Find Common Ground on Affordable Housing

JubileehousingBlog

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 … Read More

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Remembering Bob Pohlman, Passionate Visionary and Fighter

JubileehousingBlog

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 … Read More

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50 Years Later, a Promise Still Unfulfilled

JubileehousingBlog

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 … Read More

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Housing Advocates Celebrate Success, Rally for the Future

JubileehousingBlog

More than 200 individuals met at Savoy 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 … Read More

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

JubileehousingPress Release

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 … Read More

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

JubileehousingBlog

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 … Read More

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Celebrating Black History and Culture

JubileehousingBlog

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 … Read More

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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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