The Jubilee | February 2019

A Note From Jim

2018 was a year of building and growth. We worked hard to acquire two new properties, strengthen our existing partnerships with organizations such as Martha’s Table, bring in new leadership, and work towards the goals of our five year plan.

And while all those things are important, this precious work we do is about more than what you can see. It’s also about the work to change hearts, minds, and current policies around the access that Washington, D.C., residents have to affordable housing and other vital resources. Read more...

A Tremendous Leap of Faith

For the past 36 years, Myra Peabody Gossens has applied what she does best in her work to what she loves most about life—being part of a community and in service with others. And she did so at Jubilee Housing, where, as a newcomer to Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s, she immediately felt she had found a “home.”

“I was attracted to Jubilee because we work with community members, not for them,” she said.

Gossens, who has established and led two successful businesses, including her current firm MPG Advisors, and has advised countless companies, nonprofits, and associations, stepped down last month after more than 12 years as chair of Jubilee Housing’s board of directors.  Read more...

Jubilee Board Welcomes New Leadership

As the governing body, Jubilee Housing’s Board of Directors, plays a vital role in defining the organization's vision and direction. The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities, ensuring that we are serving our community in new and innovative ways, and that we are creating policies that support the Jubilee Housing mission.

Jubilee’s Board of Directors includes resident, community, and business leaders. The diversity of the Jubilee Board of Directors speaks to the diversity of our housing community and the Adams Morgan Neighborhood. We value our current and former Board members for the insight they bring to the table from their individual, career, and lived experiences. Read more...

Jubilee Senior Club

Jubilee Housing has a diverse community of residents from many backgrounds, income levels, and age brackets. This tapestry of people is one of the things that makes Jubilee so unique. We are fortunate that our community includes a large number of senior citizen residents. Thirty-two percent of Jubilee residents are 55 and over and that number is growing. With more and more seniors aging in place, we expect our senior network to become even more robust.

Romaine Johnson, one of Jubilee’s 55+ residents, noticed that while Adams Morgan was a vibrant neighborhood with many restaurants, bars, and shops there were not many activities geared towards senior citizens. Ms. Johnson envisioned a Senior Club that would serve as a convener of Jubilee Housing’s seniors and a coordinator of activities. Read more...

People & Places: Giselle 

Giselle has seen the effects of gentrification first hand. Three years ago Giselle and her mother were living in an affordable apartment in the Columbia Heights area, just as Giselle found out she was pregnant, the building they were living in was sold to a market rate developer.

This happens often in Washington DC, a city where real estate is scarce and expensive in thriving neighborhoods.

This is just one reason why justice housing is so necessary. Giselle and her family were pushed into a frantic search to find somewhere else to live.  Read more...

May 23-24, 2019
Do More 24
Do More 24 is the DMV's largest annual 24-hour online fundraiser, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. We hope you'll support Jubilee Housing!

April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019
D.C. Can Be Tours
Tour Jubilee Housing’s community and learn about recent program initiatives, buildings under development, and creative partnerships. Contact Tristan Dewar at tdewar@jubileehousing.org or (202) 559-2341.
8:30—9:30 a.m.
Rouse Room at The Ritz
1631 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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