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In your March 10 edition, you ran a story about a nonprofit developer named Jubilee Enterprise of Greater Washington, its problems developing low-cost housing, and its eventual bankruptcy in two of its developments (“Rent’s Due”). I presume that the article is factually true. There is, however, one problem that is causing us some difficulty. After mentioning once, in the fourth paragraph, the correct name, you constantly referred to the organization as “Jubilee.”
Jubilee Housing Inc. has nothing whatsoever to do with Jubilee Enterprise. We are a faith-based not-for-profit low-cost housing provider in Adams Morgan. We have been in existence since 1973; we lease and maintain 284 units that rent for 60 percent less than their fair market values, providing homes for more than 800 people. To operate, we must raise over $600,000 a year. We work hard to raise this money, and misunderstandings about the name of the organization your article writes about have already caused us some difficulty with several of our long-term supporters, who have called in to say that they no longer wish to be associated with Jubilee.
We are your neighbors. Our apartments are between Columbia and Kalorama Roads and 16th and 18th Streets NW.
We enjoy your paper and believe the article was essentially correct. Just one small detail…