Round Up July 2018

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Why Justice HousingSM? In an era of uncertainty, one thing is sure: D.C. is an expensive place to call home, and it’s only getting worse. Gleaming, new development dots nearly every community as luxury condos and high-end rentals explode out of lots that once housed working-class families. Locally owned businesses are getting priced out by gentrification to make room for … Read More

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Jim’s Corner

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This month, Jubilee Housing is excited to roll out our new five-year plan for justice housing℠, “Justice Housing in Action.” Justice housing is the foundation on which strong, equitable communities are built. Justice housing offers people of all income levels access to deeply affordable homes, with nearby services, in resource-rich areas—such as Jubilee’s core neighborhoods of Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, … Read More

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People & Places: Audrey Proctor

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Audrey Proctor is hard at work remodeling her Northeast D.C. condominium. It’s been a labor of love for her and her family, and she’s looking forward to the end results. “We started last October, so it’s been a lot of work,” Proctor said. “I’m ready to be done!” Proctor and her two sons have done all the remodeling, including laying … Read More

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Learning the Pulse of Jubilee Residents

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Jubilee Housing is enhancing the way it carries out its mission, and it starts with more and better listening to Jubilee residents. Even before Jubilee launched its new five-year plan, “Justice Housing in Action,” the organization already was attacking Goal 1 of the plan: Create a resident centric experience that supports individuals and families in Jubilee communities in achieving success … Read More

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Investing in Justice

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As Jubilee Housing has fought to address D.C.’s growing inequity through creating more justice housingSM, the organization’s efforts have been hampered by the increasing pace and number of properties being purchased for conversion to market-rate rentals or condos. To overcome this trend, Jubilee recently launched the Justice Housing Partners Fund , which will provide quick-strike acquisition capital for bridge financing, … Read More

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Why Justice HousingSM?

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In an era of uncertainty, one thing is sure: D.C. is an expensive place to call home, and it’s only getting worse. Gleaming, new development dots nearly every community as luxury condos and high-end rentals explode out of lots that once housed working-class families. Locally owned businesses are getting priced out by gentrification to make room for national chain stores. … Read More

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Jubilee Initiates an Ambitious Five-Year Plan for Justice HousingSM

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This month, Jubilee Housing initiates work on “Justice Housing in Action ,” the organization’s bold, new five-year plan to create additional justice housing in Washington, D.C. Jubilee Housing is taking on this challenge because, in the capital of a nation built on opportunity and justice for all, the wealth gap between affluent residents and those with the fewest assets is … Read More

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Grocery Plus a Big Help for Our Senior Neighbors

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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 … Read More

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

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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

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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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