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Interview with Buena Park's city manager at Jamboree's Clark Commons ground breaking

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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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...

Jamboree Housing Corporation Announces Executive Appointments

March 11, 2015 – Jose Sanchez has joined the company as vice president of asset management...

City of Buena Park, City Ventures and Jamboree Break Ground on Development of New Urban Neighborhood

March 6, 2015 – Groundbreaking for first two housing projects on former 10-acre Buena Park City Yard site...

Jamboree's Outlook Bright for its 2015 Developments and Higher Focus on Building Strong Communities

February 3, 2015 – Celebrating the 25th anniversary, Jamboree is on a new horizon for development and advancing the health of both its residents and communities...

Grand Opening of Highgrove Blossom Apartments

November 17, 2014 – Completion of multifamily community co-developed by Workforce Homebuilders LLC in partnership with County of Riverside...

Michael Woodhart Joins Jamboree as President of Quality Development and Construction

October 28, 2014 – Michael N. Woodhart and Quality Development and Construction, Inc. provide technical consulting, design expertise, construction management and general contracting services...

Roger Kinoshita Joins Jamboree Housing Corporation as Business Development Director

September 30, 2014 – Roger S. Kinoshita hired to advance the company’s business development program...

George Searcy Joins Jamboree Housing Corporation as Vice President

September 29, 2014 - George F. Searcy hired as Vice President of Resident Services Group to oversee extensive programming...

Jamboree Energy Efficiency Efforts Lower Property Operating Expenses, Raises LEED Certification Bar

August 18, 2014 – Energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques in newer developments reduce utility costs...

Welton Smith Joins Jamboree Housing Corporation as Vice President of Housing Development

August 5, 2014 – Welton R. Smith hired as Vice President of Housing Development to oversee operations including land acquisition, entitlement, planning and design,and construction...

Well-known Real Estate Strategis Richard Gollis Joins Jamboree Advisory Board

July 8, 2014 – Richard M. Gollis, a co-founder and principal of The Concord Group, has joined the advisory board...

Jamboree's Groundbreaking Kicks off Development of El Monte Gateway in California

March 17, 2014 – The first phase of transit-oriented urban community that encompasses the 14-acre El Monte Gateway...
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