Jubilee Housing is a faith based non-profit organization founded in 1973 to provide affordable housing and supportive services to economically disadvantaged residents of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. More...
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Press Release: Returning Citizens to Celebrate New Beginnings at Jubilee Housing Reentry Graduation
Washington, DC — August 17, 2015 — Jubilee Housing will celebrate the graduation of six returning citizens on Friday, August 21, 2015 as they matriculate from the Reentry Housing Initiative (RHI), a program that helps returning citizens transition from incarceration back to the community, thereby dramatically increasing their chances for success while reducing the likelihood of recidivism.
Press Release: $1.4 Million Renovation Preserves 27 Affordable Units in Jubilee Housing Ontario Court
Washington, DC – July 20, 2015 – On Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m., Jubilee Housing, along with residents, city officials, financiers, and community members, will gather to celebrate the Ontario Court building located at 2525 Ontario Road NW in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. The renovation will keep the apartment building in the heart of Ward 1 affordable for families making as little as $19,000 a year. The innovative financing used by Jubilee will keep those deep levels of affordability for the next 30 years. The event will include remarks expected from Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and members of the Bowser administration.
Press Release: Jubilee Manna Allocated $15 Million in New Markets Tax Credits for CDE
Washington, D.C. - June 15, 2015 - Today the U.S. Department of Treasury allocated $15 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) capacity to Jubilee Manna Community Development Enterprise (CDE). Jubilee Manna CDE was formed by two of the District’s longest standing and most well respected housing nonprofits, Jubilee Housing and Manna, to help solve the District’s pervasive affordable housing crisis.
The first allocation of NMTCs will allow the group to leverage District Government community development finance incentives, additional private financing, and other District resources to create more powerful financing vehicles, expanding the amount of high quality and innovative housing with access to transformative services in the District. Particular emphasis will be placed on affordable housing projects— both for-sale and mixed-use rental—that also provide critical social services to the residents of these diverse communities.
Learn more about Jubilee Experience
Have you been in search of a purpose? Of a way to help contribute back to your community? Of finding a deeper connection and helping empower individuals who want to change their lives? Jubilee Housing would like to invite you to our Jubilee Experience event where we discuss community needs in our Adams Morgan neighborhood and how Jubilee helps address these issues. Each Jubilee Experience event lasts an hour and by the end you will be empowered to continue your journey in making our community a safer and more successful place for everyone. Please come and join us at the Ritz Building in the Rouse Community Room located at 1631 Euclid Street NW Washington, DC 20009 and learn how you can change someone’s life today. If you have any questions or would like to attend a Jubilee Experience event, please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 299-1240 x21. We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you get involved with the positive change that is happening in our community.
June 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Rodolfo Cruz Testimony to the DC Council's Housing and Community Development Public Roundtable on 05/15/2015
Buenos días. Mi nombre es Rodolfo Cruz. Soy residente del edificio Maycroft, donde he estado viviendo por los últimos 18 años. Me mudé al Maycroft el 1 de julio de 1997 con mi esposa, Carmen Gonzalez, y nuestros nietos, Reynaldo y Antonio Gonzalez. Nos mudamos al Maycroft porque queríamos establecer nuestra vida juntos.
Gilma Merino Testimony to the DC Council's Housing and Community Development Public Roundtable on 05/15/2015
As Jubilee residents our focus is to get ourselves going and contribute positively to our neighborhood. Jubilee has shown me that life is a blessing. I have learned to be humble. I work to give joy and encouragement to others and help them build their self esteem and choose the right path in life. When they renovated the buildings, they also renovated with me. The dark things I was feeling, the sadness, the domestic violence and the feeling that I was not able to accomplish anything went away.
Ronnie Middleton Testimony to the DC Council's Housing and Community Development Public Roundtable on 05/15/2015
Living at Jubilee has been an instrumental part of my life because I have been given the opportunity to further my education and be a productive member of the community. Being involved with the everyday happenings of Jubilee Housing is a very rewarding experience. To be able to live in Adams Morgan, in an apartment I can afford and be part of a community where residents are involved with decision making and caring for another is a blessing. As a resident, I have a chance to play a strong role in helping my community and contributing to the many opportunities for learning and development for both children and adults.
Edmond Siaw Testimony to the DC Council's Housing and Community Development Public Roundtable on 05/15/2015
My grandmother had a saying that she used to tell me in our language: jsoe bree na eye na emye se wo kita sika da wo ho ha wonini baabi eda. It means: where you lie your head is the most important; it is better to have a place to rest than to have money in your pocket and no place to live. I am here to tell my story because being able to live peacefully in my home is the most important thing in my life. I don’t want money, and I don’t want to move anywhere else.
Audrey Walker Testimony to the Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Trust on 05/01/2015
With the current level of funding we receive from DC Trust we have been able to accomplish a number of critical outcomes that break the cycle of poverty and encourage new possibilities. This includes 100% graduation and college placement rates for our students. Increased funding results in life-changing outcomes for youth and families. Success should not and cannot be limited to a select few but rather must include every last child who deserves the same opportunities as every other child.
Gilma Merino Testimony to the Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Trust on 05/01/2015
My daughter Crystal Aviles grew up attending Jubilee Housing youth programs and she is still receiving funds to help us offset the costs of college. My daughter is in her final year of college. It has been fundamental for her to have the support of the Jubilee Housing and the DC Trust to reach her goals and I am just so proud of the woman she has become. Without these programs generosity, I feel like some children may be set up for failure. Jubilee Housing youth services give our children the push they need and the resources readily available to aid youth in their development. These supportive programs have given my whole family the support to set and reach for high goals in life.
Devin Thompson Testimony to the Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Trust on 05/01/2015
Keeping the Trust sufficiently funded is an investment into the future of the children and families of DC who benefit most from the additional resources needed to break their cycles of poverty.
Jubilee Life Initiative Closing Celebration Follow Up
If you are interested in donating to the Jubilee Life Initiative Closing Celebration, please click on the link for more information.
Jubilee Launches Initiative to Help Residents Build Credit and Improve Finances
A good credit history is crucial in today’s economy. But for many low-income individuals in Washington, DC, the ability to establish a positive credit is hampered by a lack of access to affordable credit building products. To address the challenge, Jubilee Housing and its partners are developing the Platform of Hope (POH), a coalition which aims to create new opportunities for low-income residents in the Greater Washington area to improve their financial well-being and build their credit. The emerging collective impact model is a strategy that will help families progress in a variety of ways including: access to financial coaching and financial education, providing access to a low-cost credit building loan, reporting rent payments to the credit bureaus, tax filing assistance and more.
Jubilee Housing Highlighted by Partners in Progress
Jubilee Housing and our innovative programming was selected in 2013 as one of 14 Partners in Progress sites throughout the US. Join us in celebrating the video that highlights some of our efforts.
Jubilee Early Start
Monday morning, Jubilee Housing’s Early Start program visited the Capital Area Food Bank to make healthy power snacks with two Nationals players. Pitchers, Craig Stammen and Jerry Blevins, teamed up with our students to teach them how to make 1-2-3 Peach Salsa, a healthy snack that emphasizes (1) Fresh Ingredients, (2) Protein, and (3) Fruit and Veggies. This was a great opportunity for our students to interact with Nationals players and learn about healthy eating habits. Thank you to the Food Bank and the Nationals team for making this event a possibility.
Group's Ex-Offender Housing Gets ANC Nod
Jubilee Housing, a nonprofit that has provided affordable residences in Adams Morgan for 40 years, is seeking to turn two neighborhood properties into rehabilitation homes for adults recently released from prison.
V-Day 2014 Campaign Event to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
V-DAY WASHINGTON, DC 2014
JOINS THE GLOBAL EFFORT TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
Bank of America and CFED select Jubilee Housing to participate in 18 month national learning cluster
Bank of America and CFED select Jubilee Housing to participate in 18 month national learning cluster. With support from CFED, selected to participate in national learning cluster to advance economic opportunity for residents and surrounding community.
Volunteer Opportunities for Jubilee Youth Services!
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