Category: Housing Opportunities

Quick Action Saved Housing Client from Homelessness

Jubilee First Agency to Secure Housing Under Maryland’s New DDA Rent Subsidy Program “When I first met Sharon, she was in crisis,” said Jubilee’s Housing Support Services specialist Amanda Gibson. “She had been living with her uncle, and when he passed away the bills started to pile up. She was about to be evicted from the home she knew and… Read More »

A Birthday Wish Comes True

As told by Linda Hanna I’m moving to my first ever home of my own on my birthday this year. I’ll be 66, and I’m going to blow out the candles on my birthday cake seated at my very own dining table. I’ve always wanted a place that’s just mine, but I’ve never had one before. Jubilee’s been helping me… Read More »

Feeling Safe at Home: Kristen’s Story

As shared by Amanda Gibson, Jubilee Housing Support Services Specialist Kristen Ulek really enjoys the amenities that come with living in a high-rise apartment building, but she had become anxious about living on a high floor after a fire in her apartment building. You see, Kristen uses a wheelchair. Elevators don’t run in an emergency like fire. She wanted to… Read More »

St. Rose House Marks 13 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 13 Years of St. Rose home with Rosaria Communities On November 13, St. Rose of Lima Catholic church celebrated 13 years of supporting Rosaria Communities’ St. Rose house with a special mass and reception. The mass was dedicated to Anthony Pedone, Stephen Roldan, and James L’Heureux, who have lived at St. Rose house for 13 years with the support… Read More »

Neighborly Connections

Ice Cream Social Creates Connections with Neighbors What a treat seeing family, friends, neighbors, and volunteers come together this summer at an ice cream social hosted by Jubilee’s housing partner Rosaria Communities.  The social was an opportunity for neighbors to meet David Geske and Brendan Malone, who live at Rosaria’s St. John’s house, and are supported by Jubilee.  Kaila Grant,… Read More »

New Jubilee-Rosaria Home Coming Soon

Application Due September 7 Jubilee is excited to announce an upcoming renovated, affordable home for two people supported by Jubilee. Offered in partnership with Rosaria Communities, the house in Rockville will be available this winter. Applications are now open to people already supported by Jubilee, and details are available on the application form. Apply by September 7. This is the… Read More »

DDA News: Rental Subsidy Program Announced and Budget Increase

Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) recently announced a new rental subsidy program, where people pay only 30 percent of their household income for rent and utilities. Unlike other DDA rental assistance programs, this program is similar to the Housing Choice Voucher Program. It is tenant-based, so people who participate are free to move with the voucher to any qualifying home… Read More »

Jubilee-Rosaria Partnership Grows

By Steve Keener, Executive Director Daniel Lacy recently joined Jubilee, and he moved just in time to celebrate his first Christmas in his new home.  With a spacious floor plan and every detail considered for his accessibility needs, the house sparkles with welcome. Daniel’s new home is the fifth property developed by our housing partner, Rosaria Communities. Jubilee is proud… Read More »

Helping People Find Home

Jubilee Launches Housing Support Services Originally published in Jubilee’s Fall 2021 Connections newsletter “When I worked alone to get my son Kobi a housing voucher it was very stressful. You’re making decisions that impact your adult child’s future,” said parent James Cudjoe. Today, Jubilee is working to ensure that families like the Cudjoes are not alone. Jubilee is now launching… Read More »

Fireside Park Apartments Applications Open

Applications for Jubilee referrals to the newly-renovated Fireside Park Apartments are now open! Jubilee’s groundbreaking partnership with Rockville Housing Enterprises means that people Jubilee supports have the exciting opportunity to move into these apartments at rent levels anyone can afford. We are thrilled to bring this opportunity to fruition as part of our commitment to supporting people where they want to live. Email fireside@jubileemd.org or call 301-949-8628… Read More »