Press Releases on Community Development

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Jamboree is proactive in sharing our mission, work and impact. We know that all our passion, commitment, hard work, and expertise must result in high-quality affordable housing and services for our residents that change lives and improve neighborhoods.

Read our press releases for the three most recent years to learn more about how Jamboree brings about lasting change for workforce families, those formerly homeless, seniors, people with special needs and entire communities.

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The City of Anaheim and Jamboree Housing Announce the Grand Opening of Finamore Place
June 22, 2023: Jamboree Housing Corporation and the City of Anaheim, along with stakeholders including U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance, the Orange County Housing Trust and Disneyland Resort, are proud to announce the grand opening of Finamore Place in Anaheim.
Jamboree Receives $50,000 Market Impact Grant From U.S. Bank
September 1, 2022: Jamboree Housing Corporation received a $50,000 Market Impact Grant from U.S. Bank Foundation to invest in green energy initiatives for residents.
Jamboree Breaks Ground on Park Avenue Chico Affordable Housing
February 1, 2022: Jamboree breaks ground on Park Ave Chico, affordable housing development that transforms former site into 59 permanent homes for vulnerable Butte County residents.
Jamboree Takes Another Step Forward To End Veteran Homelessness
October 28, 2021: Jamboree Housing Corporation and the City of Santa Ana announced today that renovations are under way on North Harbor Village, a new affordable supportive housing community for veterans.
Jamboree Adds New Executive Leadership: A CFO & Housing Development VP

September 30, 2021: Multifaceted, multi-discipline industry experts in nonprofit and for-profit sectors join one of CA’s leading nonprofit affordable housing development companies

Jamboree Adds to Executive Leadership Team, Hires Lisa Andaleon as New Chief Financial Officer
June 30, 2021: Jamboree Hires Lisa Andaleon as new Chief Financial Officer, expands Executive Management Team.
Jamboree Begins Construction on Ascent, Third Development in Partnership With City of Buena Park

May 26, 2021: Jamboree announces construction has begun on Ascent, Airport Inn motel conversion into permanent supportive housing, the first supportive housing in Buena Park, CA.

Jamboree Housing Corporation Promotes Natalie Reider and Karen Hammond to Vice Presidents
April 15, 2021: Jamboree promotes Natalie Reider to Vice President of Community Impact and Karen Hammond to Vice President of Human Resources.
Jamboree Breaks Ground On Its First New Construction Development In South San Diego County
February 23, 2021: Jamboree announced construction has begun on a 65-unit supportive housing community in San Ysidro, a district of the City of San Diego.
Jamboree Housing Corporation Promotes Vicky Rodriguez to Vice President of Housing Development
February 5, 2021: Jamboree Housing Corporation recently promoted Vicky Rodriguez to the role of Vice President of Development from her previous position of Senior Director of Development.
Jamboree Awarded $55.3 Million in Homekey Funds, Ending Homelessness for 262 Individuals Statewide
December 22, 2020: Jamboree awarded $55.3 million in Homekey funding to build permanent, long-term housing for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Northern and Southern California.
Jamboree Expands Executive Leadership Team, Hires Jim Francis as CFO
August 6, 2020: Jamboree announced today that Jim Francis, a leader in the finance and banking industry, has been hired as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will provide executive oversight of and strategic leadership to Jamboree’s $3.2+ billion asset portfolio.
Jamboree Begins on First Supportive Development Under Anaheim’s Motel Conversion Ordinance
May 20, 2020: Jamboree and the City of Anaheim announced today that construction has begun on its 2691 W. La Palma Conversion, the City of Anaheim’s first conversion to supportive housing under the city’s new motel conversion ordinance.
Jamboree Begins Construction on Capstone Development Changing Trajectory of Neighborhood in Anaheim
April 22, 2020: Jamboree and the City of Anaheim announced today that construction has begun on Manchester-Orangewood, the eighth affordable housing development the nonprofit affordable housing developer has built in the City of Anaheim.
Jamboree Breaks Ground on Seventh Affordable Housing Development with City of Fontana

January 29, 2020: Jamboree breaks ground on Sierra Avenue - the seventh development with the City of Fontana and the first property in 2020 - that will transform a blighted lot into affordable housing for 60 working families.

Jamboree Continues Expansion With Addition of Elizabeth Tracey As VP of Business Development

New Position Focuses on Increasing Jamboree’s Affordable Housing Development Reach Across California.

WISEPlace Women’s Shelter And Jamboree Launch Expanded Shared Vision to Build Supportive Housing

OC’s First Refuge for Unaccompanied Women in Transition Expands on Embrace Campaign to leverage $21 million in Early Corporate and Community Support

Jamboree Hires Jeree Glasser-Hedrick As Its First Northern California Vice President

Jamboree hires Jeree Glasser-Hedrick as its first Northern California Vice President. The new position focuses on expansion of NoCal operations in response to growing development activity.

Jamboree Opens Compass Rose, It’s First Affordable Apartment Community in Fullerton, CA
Compass Rose is 46 apartments across five scattered sites unified by a central expansive community center as the development’s focal point. Jamboree and the City of Fullerton bring more affordable housing and supportive services to Richman Park.
Jamboree to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Diamond Apartment Homes
February 7, 2019: California's First Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-Funded Housing Development
Jamboree to Break Ground on Largest Veterans Housing Community in Orange County, CA
January 6, 2019: Jamboree to break ground on Permanent Supportive Housing development that furthers County plan to build 2,700 units of supportive housing
Jamboree Receives $500,000 Grant For New Veterans Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, CA
September 27, 2018: Grant marks launch of The Home Depot Foundation’s Veterans Housing Program’s 8th Annual Celebration of Service season with funds to support construction of 76 affordable, permanent supportive housing apartments for homeless and low-income veterans...
Jamboree Names Two New Board Members
July 13, 2018: Leading Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developer Elects UC Irvine Professor/Center Director and Natural Resource Protection Law Attorney to Board...
Jamboree to Break Ground on Its First Development in Fullerton, CA
May 01, 2018: Newest affordable housing development continues City’s 10-year plan to eliminate blight and overcrowding...
Groundbreaking Orange County, CA Homelessness Study Now Available
November 20, 2017 - Homelessness in Orange County: The Costs to our Community, is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and groundbreaking cost studies on homelessness...
Jamboree Hires Tyson Jacobsen as VP of Construction
November 14, 2017 - Long-time Consultant, Multifamily Housing Industry Leader Joins Jamboree to Head Up Construction Operations...
Bank of America Awards $282,500 in Economic Mobility Grants to Enhance Community Revitalization
October 9, 2017 - Bank of America’s $40,000 grant to Jamboree helps expand our strategy for assessing community impact with more focused tools that measure goals and outcomes for our programs and services...
USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Winners
September 12, 2017 – Annual recognition highlights projects, developers and builders leading the residential market in sustainable development...
Jamboree Joins Garden Grove United Methodist Church and City of Garden Grove to Open Wesley Village
August 10, 2017 – Multigenerational Community Campus Built on Vacant Church Land Underscores Creative Thinking for Development of Affordable Housing...
Grand Opening of West Gateway Place
May 19, 2017 – Property Is One Of First Affordable, Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) In California to Receive Cap-And-Trade Funding...
Jamboree Awarded 75 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Vash) Project-Based Vouchers
April 20, 2017 – Jamboree Also Awarded 25 VASH Vouchers by City of Sacramento for the Nonprofit’s Studios at Hotel Berry...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Hires Michael Massie as First Senior Vice President, Finance
April 13, 2017 – Newly Created Position on the Affordable Housing Developer’s Strategic Finance Team...
Jamboree & City of Buena Park Open Doors at Clark Commons
February 9, 2017 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today the grand opening of Clark Commons...
Jamboree Housing Corporation & Innovative Housing Opportunities Open Doors at Rockwood Apartments
October 31, 2016 – Innovative New Affordable Housing Development in Anaheim Takes Comprehensive Approach...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Receives $40,000 Grant from Bank of America
October 12, 2016 – Jamboree is one of 17 Orange County nonprofits to be awarded $415,000 in grants to local nonprofits...
Tish Kelly Joins Jamboree as Senior Project Manager
July 01, 2016 – Tish Kelly has joined Jamboree Housing Corporation as a senior project manager...
Birch Hills Recognized for National Excellence in Affordable Housing
June 8, 2016 – LEED for Homes Platinum development wins 22nd Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition in Washington, D.C. ...
One Hundred Homeless People in Orange County Moved Into Permanent Supportive Housing
May 3, 2016 – In a major milestone for Orange County, one hundred formerly homeless Orange County men and women now have a permanent place to live...
Jamboree Hires Controller Amidst Expansion of Real Estate Portfolio and Corporate Operations
April 11, 2016 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today that James H. Fox, Jr., has joined its corporate staff in the newly created position of Controller...
Jamboree Promotes Welton Smith to Senior Vice President of Housing Development
April 1, 2016 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today the promotion of Welton R. Smith to Senior Vice President of Housing Development...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Receives Development of Year Award for Clark Commons
May 09, 2016 – Nonprofit’s Development in Buena Park Recognized for Excellence in Workforce Housing...
Jamboree Women Residents Benefit from Partnership that Underwrites Training Toward Stem Careers
February 25, 2016 – 20 Residents from Three Jamboree Communities in Orange County Receive New Laptops upon Graduating from AutoCAD Class . . .
Jamboree Partners With Garden Grove United Methodist Church To Break Ground on Affordable Community
January 26, 2016 – Multi-generational Community Campus Being Developed on Excess Church Land...
Jamboree Partners With Buena Park School District to Support “Classrooms Without Walls”
November 9, 2015 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today that it has partnered with the Buena Park School District to help advance the district’s K-6 digital learning initiative...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Names George Searcy Vice President of Community Impact
August 21, 2015 – Change in title marks expansion of nonprofit’s community development initiatives...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Completes Construction of The Exchange At Gateway in El Monte, Ca
October 23, 2015 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today that it has completed construction of apartment homes at The Exchange at Gateway, a transit-oriented, workforce housing development...
Jamboree Housing Corporation Breaks Ground at West Gateway Place
August 18, 2015 – Development is California’s first affordable housing and sustainable communities development financed by cap-and-trade funds...
Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities Through Innovative and Sustainable Development
August 7, 2015 – Groundbreaking on August 14 is statewide first...
Jamboree Announces Major Support of “National Night Out” in 30 CA Communities
July 31, 2015 – Jamboree Housing Corporation announced that it is elevating its corporate support of National Night Out this year as part of the company’s initiative to expand its reach into the communities in which it owns and operates properties...
Jamboree Among First to Receive Competitive Cap-and-Trade Funds Awarded by California Strategic Grow
July 15, 2015 – Sacramento’s West Gateway Place transit-oriented housing is recipient of $2.6 Million for co-development by Jamboree Housing Corporation and West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation...
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