Jubilee Ontario Court project at 2525 Ontario Road, NW, will complete in February, expanding services for low- and moderate-income residents, repurposing the 86 year old apartment building into a 22 unit residence. The renovation reclaimed the basement level of the building, underpinning the entire lower level of the building for JumpStart, a 24-hour learning/care facility, the first of its kind facility in the area designed to provide child learning and care for low income working parents. The building was the site of a visit by then President Jimmy Carter when he launched his affordable housing initiatives.
As a condition of the DHCD loan, all of Ontario Court’s units will be affordable to households earning less than 80% of area median income for a period of 47 years. Ontario Court was financed with $8.6 million in New Markets Tax Credit loans from Enterprise, a Columbia, Maryland based affordable housing provider, and built byJubilee Housing, Inc., a 34-year-old private, faith-based, non-profit organization that provides affordable housing and supportive services to economically disadvantaged residents of Adams Morgan. The project was designed and overseen by Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS.