The Jubilee | December 2018 

A Note From Jim

 At this time of year, we often reflect on the blessings and challenges of the year that has passed. 2018 was full of both! But I’d like to reflect on our blessings.

This year Jubilee Housing moved two steps closer to its goal of creating 30% more justice housing in the next five years by purchasing properties at 1724 Kalorama Road and 1460 Euclid Street. We could only have done this with the help of the Justice Housing Partners, LP, our new innovative investment fund that lets us compete with for-profit developers for available properties. Thank you to all of our friends who helped us dream it, create it, fund it, and use it(!) for the good of our community. Read More...


Jubilee Housing Preserves Affordable Housing in Columbia Heights

Jubilee Housing is excited to announce the acquisition of 1460 Euclid St NW. This new addition to Jubilee’s portfolio will preserve 25 units of deeply affordable housing for hardworking families in Columbia Heights, including five 3-bedroom and two 4-bedroom units.

Before Jubilee, this building had been declining for many years. While the existing rents are relatively affordable, they are in distressed condition and need a major investment in order to deliver another generation of use in this highly sought after neighborhood.  Read more...

Jubilee Housing Hopes to Boost Bike Access

D.C. is increasingly a bicycle-friendly city. As traffic congestion worsens with the influx of new residents and housing costs push people further away from job centers, many commuters in D.C. are turning to biking to work as an expedient alternative. Everyone from city planners to climatologists to health experts are lauding the benefits of ditching the car and dusting off the old ten-speed.

The expansion of bike lane infrastructure accelerated about eight years ago under Mayor Adrian Fenty, who created space for cyclists to travel safely on shared roads. In 2016, nearly 17,000 cyclists regularly rode to work, constituting about 5% of the city’s commuters. This burgeoning trend puts D.C. right behind Portland, Oregon as a cycling city. Read more...

TD Bank Awards Jubilee $125,000 Grant

On November 20, 2018, TD Charitable Foundation surprised Jubilee Housing with a cake and an award for $125,000 as part of their Housing for Everyone grant competition. This grant will support the work of Jubilee Housing to build and preserve 50 more units of deeply affordable housing across Jubilee’s two newest properties: 1460 Euclid St NW and 1724 Kalorama Rd NW.
This award serves as validation of Jubilee’s justice housingTM vision that calls on us to build deeply affordable housing, with onsite and nearby services, in thriving neighborhoods. These buildings will fill a gap in Jubilee’s current housing by adding family sized units including two 4-bedroom and fourteen 3-bedroom apartments. Read more...

People & Places

In this video three Jubilee Housing residents, Phil, Milton, and Gilma  talk about their unique experiences living in the Jubilee Community. Each individual talks about what brought them to Jubilee, how their lives have changed and what their goals are for the future. Watch now...


December 1 - 21
Jubilee Youth Services Holiday Book Drive
Jubilee Housing’s Youth Services department is having a Holiday Book Drive to revamp their classroom libraries! Help our students develop their literacy skills and love of reading! You can purchase books through the Amazon Wish List.

January 4, February 1, and March 1, 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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