Like many Washington neighborhoods, Adams Morgan has undergone significant gentrification in recent years. But while poverty has become less visible, it is still present and debilitating. For the 22% of Ward 1 residents who live in poverty, Jubilee Housing provides an array of support services and seven affordable housing complexes, which are home to more than 700 people. It has also created a true and vibrant community where residents have initiated everything from grocery store outings to a neighborhood walking club whose members went on to run a 5K race. A Youth Services program provides kids with a safe place to meet mentors, receive homework help, and simply enjoy the company of their peers. An enrichment program helps adults save money, improve fitness and nutrition, and prepare to own a home. Jubilee never stops improving and has instituted a major, multi-year initiative to renovate all its properties. For 37 years, Jubilee has pursued a simple vision: a city that is livable for every family at every income level. Donít we all want that?

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, and Mt. Pleasant

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Awards & Recognition

Partners in Progress Community QB Designation from Low-Income Investment Fund - awarded 2014 & 2015
Neighborhood Builders Award from Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Honors- awarded Nov. 2010


  • District Celebrates Grand Reopening of Euclid and Sorrento Apartments
    Thu Dec 9 2010, District of Columbia's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) website  
    On December 8, the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) joined Jubilee Housing, Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham....

Budget (FY2013)

  • The current budget for Jubilee Housing is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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