United Bank Invests $270,000 in Justice Housing in the District’s Most Gentrified Neighborhoods

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Washington, D.C. – United Bank showed their dedication to supporting justice housing for families in the District by investing $250,000 in Justice Housing Partners, LP (The Fund) and a $20,000 donation to help launch a new strategic alliance pilot social services initiative called Platform of Hope. The investment will help Jubilee Housing reach its goal of building 100 deeply affordable … Read More

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New Jubilee Housing Acquisition Will Maintain 25 Deeply Affordable Apartments in D.C.’s High-Rent Neighborhood of Columbia Heights

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CONTACT: Candace Tyler 202-559-2342 ctyler@jubileehousing.org Washington, D.C.—October 31, 2018— Jubilee Housing, Inc. closed on the purchase of 1460 Euclid Street NW, preserving deeply affordable housing in Ward 1’s high-rent Columbia Heights neighborhood. The purchase was made possible after the 1460 Unidos Tenant Association, Inc. assigned its right to purchase under the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act to Jubilee Housing, … Read More

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Jubilee Housing’s Coming Home Breakfast

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On Friday October 12, 2018, Jubilee Housing hosted its first Coming Home breakfast at All Souls Unitarian Church.  110 attendees helped Jubilee Housing raise $120,000 in multi-year donations! These gifts will support Jubilee’s general operating fund, which will cover critical aspects of the organization not typically funded by grants or contracts. During breakfast, the Jubilee Housing Builders Giving Society (JHB) … Read More

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Jubilee Housing Awarded Pepco Grant

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On September 26th at the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) first-annual WeDC Fest, Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of  Pepco announced that the energy company awarded Jubilee Housing a $65,000 grant to fund an emergency battery system at the Maycroft apartment building in Columbia Heights. The battery will provide up to three days of power to Maycroft residents in the event … Read More

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Adams Morgan project will convert vacant office to affordable housing, arts center. Here’s a look at the plans.

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  This article first appeared in the Washington Business Journal on September 20, 2018. The original article can be found here . By Michael Neibauer Associate Editor, Washington Business Journal D.C. nonprofit Jubilee Housing Inc. has filed its plans to convert an Adams Morgan office building into affordable apartments — with a ground-floor space set aside for a neighborhood arts center. Jubilee acquired 1724 Kalorama … Read More

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Councilmember Nadeau Visits Jubilee Housing

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On August 14, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau toured Jubilee Housing’s Maycroft apartments to see all the progress on the building since her last visit. Nadeau attended the groundbreaking for the Maycroft last summer. Since then, the program space on the building’s ground level has taken shape and now includes classrooms, space for the Martha’s Table McKenna’s Wagon kitchen and … Read More

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Standing with Those in Jeopardy

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On Monday, members of the Jubilee Housing family stood with hundreds of neighbors, friends, and activists to protest the previous weekend’s raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who tore apart families in our Columbia Heights community, in violation of everything Jubilee stands for. We find it unconscionable that individuals who have put down roots in our community, are contributing … Read More

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Learning the Pulse of Jubilee Residents

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Jubilee Housing is enhancing the way it carries out its mission, and it starts with more and better listening to Jubilee residents. Even before Jubilee launched its new five-year plan, “Justice Housing in Action,” the organization already was attacking Goal 1 of the plan: Create a resident centric experience that supports individuals and families in Jubilee communities in achieving success … Read More

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Investing in Justice

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As Jubilee Housing has fought to address D.C.’s growing inequity through creating more justice housing SM, the organization’s efforts have been hampered by the increasing pace and number of properties being purchased for conversion to market-rate rentals or condos. To overcome this trend, Jubilee recently launched the Justice Housing Partners Fund , which will provide quick-strike acquisition capital for bridge … Read More

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Why Justice HousingSM?

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In an era of uncertainty, one thing is sure: D.C. is an expensive place to call home, and it’s only getting worse. Gleaming, new development dots nearly every community as luxury condos and high-end rentals explode out of lots that once housed working-class families. Locally owned businesses are getting priced out by gentrification to make room for national chain stores. … Read More

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