Photo of the interior of a church service, parishioners fill the pews
Photo courtesy of King Emmanuel Baptist Church DC.

Nonprofit housing developer Jubilee Housing purchased the King Emmanuel Baptist Church on Dec. 6 for $3.6 million, according to the Washington Business Journal.  Located at 1721 Kalorama Road NW, the church is on the same block as several other properties purchased by Jubilee’s “Justice Housing” fund. President and CEO Jim Knight told the Journal, “It was really intentional on our part to be in Adams Morgan so that people who need this level of affordability have access to grocery stores and good-paying jobs and other services.” The organization plans to turn the church into deeply affordable housing for 20 returning citizens.