Tell the DC Government that Jubilee Housing is the best choice to develop affordable housing in Shaw!
We the undersigned call on Mayor Gray:
1.To select Jubilee Housing as the developer for Parcel 42.
2.To provide the subsidy needed for Jubilee Housing to provide 40 units for households making $40,000 or less a year.
The DC government will soon select one developer to develop Parcel 42, located at 7th and R St NW. I support One DC's endorsement of Jubilee Housing as the developer for Parcel 42 because their proposal is the one that calls for the HIGHEST NUMBER of affordable housing units--40% of the units they propose will be for individuals and families making less than $45,000/year, allowing longtime DC residents, young families, and working youth to stay in this neighborhood.
While the city claims it cannot support affordable housing developments, in recent years, the city approved $5 million per year in tax breaks for market-rate housing developments in NoMa, right next to Shaw! To top it off, included in the city's projects are a $5 million subsidy to Forever 21 and a $2.9 million subsidy to H&M. The city claims that DC residents can afford to subsidize clothing stores and market-rate housing, but somehow there is no money to build 40 affordable units?! There is no excuse to not provide Jubilee with a subsidy!
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