Resident Spotlight: Antoinette Burriss

Rebekah TaftResident Spotlight

AntoinetteAntoinette was born and raised in Washington, DC, but could not afford an apartment of her own until 2012, when she discovered Jubilee Housing. “My son David and I had been living with my father for 12 years because rent was so high,” she said. “It was a dream come true to find housing I could afford in an area that I grew up in.”

But for Antoinette and David, Jubilee Housing has become much more than a housing provider – it’s a community that encourages them to thrive in all aspects of life.

Antoinette is an active member of Jubilee’s Family Resource Center. “The Nurturing Parenting classes helped me get a different perspective on how to deal with issues that come up with my son,” she said.

Fifteen-year-old David, too, has seen value in the Jubilee community. “He’s met so many friends at Jubilee,” Antoinette said. “He goes over to their house and I know he’s safe because he’s with other Jubilee residents.”

Currently, Antoinette is most excited to move into her newly rehabbed apartment in Jubilee’s Ontario Court building, which has been under renovation since April.

“I’m so excited to see how the building has changed—new paint, new counter tops, new light fixtures,” she said. “It will be wonderful to be back.”