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Mayor Gray: Provide Subsidy for Jubilee Housing to Develop Parcel 42
  • Petitioned Victor Hoskins

This petition was delivered to:

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
Victor Hoskins
DC Mayor
Mayor Gray
Ward 6 Councilmember
Tommy Wells

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

    1. Petition by

      ONE DC

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!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2012!

      Today is Human Rights Day, and we believe housing is a human right that is being denied here in D.C. We have surpassed the 100 signature mark (111 total online and print). Let's spread the word today to show our support for affordable housing!

    3. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Pebbles Mitchell WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 1 year ago

      Some people can't afford high prices for rent .Affordable housing is needed

      • over 1 year ago

      Please provide this subsidy and get these Section 8 ...... off of my block ruining my neighborhood of Capitol View, SE where you have dumped more than your share of them. Please don't evict them, keep them up there and the let the new white people coming in deal with them. They have done enough damage to the home owners over here thanks to the damn District Government!

    • Julie Sweetland WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      Affordable housing is the #1 need in DC. We cannot be ONE CITY without it.

    • Lewise Busch ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      I hope to see more affordable housing units as a way of improving life for renters and for other residents of DC and the area.

    • Daysi Perla WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      Jubilee Housing is a trustworthy organization to carry out this project.


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