Giving Meaning to the Word Justice with Jim Knight
Jim Knight has led Jubilee Housing as its president and CEO since 2002, guiding strategic direction for the organization’s mission and vision. He also spearheaded the launch of the Justice Housing Partners Fund, an impact investing fund which you’ll hear more about on today’s show, and he helped establish the Platform of Hope, working with families in Adams Morgan, a neighborhood of Washington, DC, and a collective impact initiative, working with partners to establish city-wide housing and services for residents returning from incarceration.
That’s a lot. But if there’s one thing that has come out of our team listening to this episode as we’ve been in production this week, it’s that Jim Knight is a special sort of kind human being.
Why is kindness important? So important that we call it out in our show notes? Because Jim has channeled his kindness to work for those who need it the most.
According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, affordable housing is defined as supporting residents earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income. In contrast, Jubilee Housing is dedicated to creating deeply affordable housing, housing that supports residents earning less than or equal to 30% of Area Median Income, while maintianing a connection to services that make that community special for everyone. Jim is using his deep well of kindness to change the fabric of communities.
We’re thrilled to introduce him to you, if you haven’t had the opportunity to meet him. Thanks, Jim, for your willingness to share your work — and your kindness — with our audience this week.
- 00:00 – “Justice Housing”
- 25:41 – Finding the Words: Make a Run
This season, we are taking you on a journey to meet ten people influencing and shaping how we communicate at scale for social change. From advertising executives to coalition directors, news editors, campaign managers, and authors, they're all people who are shaping and challenging the deep power of communication. If you’re working to become a more inclusive and thoughtful communicator, there’s nothing holding you back—except you.
Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a woman-owned strategic communications firm and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since launching her first firm in 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways.