Jubilee Housing builds diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive.
Today, as low and moderate income families are being squeezed out of Washington, D.C. due to lack of affordable housing, our work makes sure they can benefit from the progress of the city. Our work creates justice housing.
We believe that every person in our community has unique gifts and strengths. We create opportunities to help surface them and harness their potential. Working with residents, we develop programs that advance economic stability for youth and families, returning citizens, and people of various backgrounds who have had limited access to opportunity.
We believe that compassionate communities are physical places as well as groups of people with a common purpose. Thus, we are committed to providing service-enriched affordable housing in the walkable geographic area that spans the Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
We recognize that we cannot create opportunities for people to overcome life challenges on our own. Inspiring others to join us in this calling is critical. Over the years, we have created strategic collaborative partnerships to help challenge the systems that perpetuate hardship and encourage shared resources and expertise.
News and Celebrations
Jubilee Wins Weinberg Foundation Grant
While it is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the U.S., The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation only approves fewer than 450 grants per year. This year, the foundation awarded one of its grants to Jubilee Housing.
The Weinberg Foundation recently granted Jubilee’s request for $315,000 to help renovate 5,000 plus square feet of space in the Maycroft for Healthy Start early childhood education run by Martha’s Table. Healthy Start at the Maycroft will offer full-day programming that lays the foundation for school readiness for up to 47 children, ages three months to three years. Children participating in Healthy Start at the Maycroft will be Jubilee residents and/or quality for childcare subsidies due to low household income.Read more
People & Places
After the housing, it’s the people at Jubilee that matter most to Antonio Brown. People he’s met at the Mozart building, where he lives. People he’s met through Jubilee’s afterschool program and summer camp. People he’s met through his mother’s involvement in the Jubilee community.
“The connections I’ve made with different people in the Jubilee community have allowed me to grow as a student and, more importantly, as an individual,” he said.Read more