DHCD Invests $7.5 Million to Preserve Jubilee Housing Maycroft Apartments

Rebekah TaftPress Release

Investment Keeps 64 Apartment Units Affordable in Ward 1 Washington, DC – August 1, 2016 – Jubilee Housing, a 43-year-old organization that provides service-enriched affordable housing to nearly 800 low-income residents in Ward One of the District of Columbia, recently closed on a $7.5 million acquisition loan from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The loan will … Read More

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Resident Advocates for Affordable Housing

Rebekah TaftResident Spotlight

Khulud Khudur made the trip to Capitol Hill last week to advocate for affordable housing. As someone who has grown up at Jubilee Housing only to go on to college and graduate school, she has seen the benefits of affordable housing directly.

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New $15 Million Fund Will Finance Creation of More Affordable Housing in DC

JubileehousingPress Release

Washington, DC – July 13, 2016 – To boost the ability of nonprofit developers to create more affordable housing in the District of Columbia, The Jubilee Manna Community Development Enterprise (CDE) has created a $15 million Justice Housing Opportunity Fund. The fund, which is an innovative use of its New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) will finance multiple affordable housing projects … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Antonio Brown

JubileehousingResident Spotlight

With five years of Jubilee Youth Services (JYS) under his belt, graduating senior Antonio Brown is ready to move on to college this fall as part of the Jubilee to College (JTC) scholarship program. “I am excited to meet new people and try new things in college, but I am going to miss everyone at Jubilee Youth Services,” he said. … Read More

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

JubileehousingBlog

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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Resident Spotlight: Josseline Rivas-Valdez

JubileehousingResident Spotlight

For most of her life, 30-year-old Josseline didn’t understand the meaning of a supportive home. After her mother left her at age nine, she lived with a string of abusive relatives and violent boyfriends before deciding to leave El Salvador for the United States at age 18. “I was getting tortured by my baby’s father. He was raping me, abusing … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Ronnie Middleton

JubileehousingResident Spotlight

If you’ve spent much time around Jubilee Housing, you’ve probably heard the name Ronnie Middleton. From sitting on the Board of Directors to manning the grill at Jubilee Youth Services’ summer cookouts, Ronnie has a knack for involving himself in many aspects of Jubilee life. But Ronnie wasn’t always such an active community member. For over 20 years, he was … Read More

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

JubileehousingBlog

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

JubileehousingBlog

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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