People & Places: Audrey Proctor

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Audrey Proctor is hard at work remodeling her Northeast D.C. condominium. It’s been a labor of love for her and her family, and she’s looking forward to the end results. “We started last October, so it’s been a lot of work,” Proctor said. “I’m ready to be done!” Proctor and her two sons have done all the remodeling, including laying … Read More

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Maycroft Resident Joins D.C. Mayor in Support of Housing Production Trust Fund and Justice Housing

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Maycroft resident Phil Brooks spoke in support of justice housing and D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) at an event with Mayor Muriel Bowser on October 2, 2017. Brooks also introduced Mayor Bowser at the R.L. Christian groundbreaking, which celebrated record D.C. investments in affordable housing. Brooks lives temporarily in Jubilee’s Ritz building while Jubilee renovates the Maycroft. He spoke … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Gilma Merino

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When Gilma Merino emigrated from El Salvador to the United States as a child, it was hard for her family to find stable housing. After years of bouncing from apartment to apartment, struggling in school, and experiencing domestic violence, Gilma found stability at Jubilee Housing. “I came to the right place at the right time,” Gilma said. “Jubilee is a … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Margaret Wanjui

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At the end of this year, Margaret Wanjui will step down from the Jubilee Housing Board of Directors after many years of service. “Margaret brought a special spirit that reminds us of our call and our essence with every word she speaks. She will be missed on the Board of Directors,” said Barbara Moore, Jubilee Housing Board member and cofounder. … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Samuel Buggs

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When Samuel Buggs was 16 years old, he was incarcerated for the first time. He didn’t leave prison until he was 31. Without job prospects and a network of support, Samuel slipped back into many of the destructive habits that got him incarcerated in the first place—abusing drugs and alcohol, breaking the law, spending more time in prison. But at … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Masi Sithole

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For as long as he can remember, Masipula “Masi” Sithole has loved music. But it took on a new meaning in 2004, when he was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder. That, coupled with his bipolar disorder, meant he was destined to spend a lot of time in hospitals. “Music was a saving grace for me when I started realizing … Read More

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Resident Advocates for Affordable Housing

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Khulud Khudur made the trip to Capitol Hill last week to advocate for affordable housing. As someone who has grown up at Jubilee Housing only to go on to college and graduate school, she has seen the benefits of affordable housing directly.

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Resident Spotlight: Antonio Brown

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With five years of Jubilee Youth Services (JYS) under his belt, graduating senior Antonio Brown is ready to move on to college this fall as part of the Jubilee to College (JTC) scholarship program. “I am excited to meet new people and try new things in college, but I am going to miss everyone at Jubilee Youth Services,” he said. … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Josseline Rivas-Valdez

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For most of her life, 30-year-old Josseline didn’t understand the meaning of a supportive home. After her mother left her at age nine, she lived with a string of abusive relatives and violent boyfriends before deciding to leave El Salvador for the United States at age 18. “I was getting tortured by my baby’s father. He was raping me, abusing … Read More

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Resident Spotlight: Ronnie Middleton

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If you’ve spent much time around Jubilee Housing, you’ve probably heard the name Ronnie Middleton. From sitting on the Board of Directors to manning the grill at Jubilee Youth Services’ summer cookouts, Ronnie has a knack for involving himself in many aspects of Jubilee life. But Ronnie wasn’t always such an active community member. For over 20 years, he was … Read More

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