2019 Annual Appeal

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Dear Friends, At our Coming Home Breakfast last month, a resident shared his experience living in Jubilee Housing. Mr. Bazemore described how Jubilee felt like a safe zone – after spending years incarcerated, and years before that fighting into and out of his own home, it was strange to walk out his front door and see his neighbors with yoga … Read More

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Coming Home Breakfast

JubileehousingBlog, Events

Written by Jubilee staff member Sahara Bulls On October 31, Jubilee Housing hosted its 2nd annual Coming Home Breakfast at the Line Hotel in Washington, DC. Two hundred Jubilee supporters, donors, staff, and residents attended the hour long program. Jubilee’s Chief Operations Officer Bill Highsmith and Jubilee’s Board Chair Alex Orfinger were the masters of ceremonies for the morning, welcoming guests … Read More

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Jim’s Column

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Jubilee Housing recently held its 2nd annual “Coming Home Breakfast” to raise critical funds to bring more justice housing™ and supportive programming to the vital neighborhoods of Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, and Columbia Heights. In reflecting on the 125 new justice housing units Jubilee is developing, I couldn’t help but contrast that number to the thousands more affordable homes our … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Purchases Properties in Kalorama

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At the end of August, Jubilee Housing acquired its 12th justice housingTM property, 2326 – 2338 Ontario Rd NW. The property at this site will be different from Jubilee’s other properties. Not only will it be used for deeply affordable homes, but also approximately half of them will be set aside for men and women returning from incarceration. Justice housing … Read More

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A Real Team of Superheroes

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In a city where “leaks” grab headlines, Jubilee Housing’s Property Management (PM) team is usually preoccupied with the quieter – but no less important – kind of leaks. “They don’t quit until your issue is resolved,” said Melissa Taylor, a resident of the Sorrento. “Whenever I’ve called for anything, be it as simple as replacing a washer in my sink, … Read More

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Resident Services Now Valued as Essential Element in Successful Affordable Housing Development

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For many years, Jubilee Housing has combined supportive services as part of how it manages its deeply affordable housing portfolio.  However, while affordable housing is the most critical building block for a stable life, housing by itself is not enough. And for the first time, DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is recognizing that fact. After many years … Read More

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A Farewell to Summer at Jubilee

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Jubilee Housing’s Youth Services wrapped up their six week summer programming in July. During those six weeks, Jubilee’s Early Start (ES) campers and Activity Zone (ES) campers went on swimming trips, canoed along the river, learned to cook nutritious meals, and made arts and crafts, just to name a few things. Audrey Walker, Director of Youth Services, with the help … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Purchases 2326 – 2338 Ontario Rd, NW

JubileehousingBlog, Press Release

CONTACT: Candace Tyler 202-559-2342 ctyler@jubileehousing.org Washington, D.C – August 22, 2019 – Jubilee Housing is pleased to announce the closing of its purchase of 2326 – 2338 Ontario Rd NW. These properties will be used to build deeply affordable homes, but also approximately half of them will be set aside for men and women returning from incarceration. United Bank, Local … Read More

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A Note From Jim

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Jubilee Housing’s continued push up the long, steep hill toward justice housingTM brought us to new heights over the past three months, as we successfully closed out the new Justice Housing Partners Fund and earned recognition, for several key efforts, from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the DC Department of Energy and Environment-Pepco-New Partners Community Solar … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

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Jubilee Housing is proud to announce the hiring of William Highsmith as the organization’s first chief operating officer (COO). Highsmith brings over 18 years of experience in affordable housing and real estate to Jubilee’s team. Prior to joining Jubilee Housing, he served as the vice president and COO of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, director of development for … Read More

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