Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

20th Annual Jubilee Work Day: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jubilee Housing is an affordable housing nonprofit in DC that develops and manages multiunit buildings, including the provision of supportive services, in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Each year they have a "Work Day," which is more internally focused, but I think is a good model of how organizations and stakeholders in the affordable housing field can do outreach-reach out to people outside of the affordable housing community who want to find out more information, learn more about housing policy, volunteer etc.

20th Annual Jubilee Work Day
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009

From email:

More than 175 corporate executives and volunteers will roll-up their sleeves to paint, landscape, repair and improve the apartments that make up Jubilee Housing. 

Right: Euclid Apartments, a Jubilee Housing property.

The Work Day gives an autumn facelift to all eight apartment buildings in the Jubilee Housing community, accomplishing in one day repairs that otherwise would take months to complete, and has been organized by Jubilee Support Alliance (JSA), a group of area professionals and organizations including Tom Gnecco, James G. Davis Construction Corp., Ken Thompson, Ruppert Landscape, and David Bowers, Vice-President, DC Market, Enterprise Community Partners.

Please sign up today for our 2012 Work Day by filling out the volunteer form. Please return the form by email to, fax (202.328.7483)

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