Mayor Gray: Provide Subsidy for Jubilee Housing to Develop Parcel 42
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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