Delay the Demolition of DC General
In the blog post above, BFC’s advocacy director, Aja Taylor, shares our concern about the DC General closure in the midst of behind-schedule replacement shelters and other concerns. You can help, too!
1. Sign and share this petition!
2. Share the blog! Things like this happen without much intervention because so many DC residents are unaware of what’s going on.
3. Let Mayor Bowser know how you feel! Call 202-727-2643, email, and/or tweet to encourage Mayor Bowser to delay the demolition of DC General.
There is a crisis in our city–the displacement of thousands of long-time residents due to the destruction of affordable housing. To support those impacted by this crisis, Bread for the City has launched an ambitious housing advocacy campaign, aimed at engaging the communities in which we work to build a powerful base of voters, organizers, artists, and others to fight to create and preserve affordable housing in the District.
Leveraging this powerful base, the #Right2DC campaign builds coalitions, engages storytelling as a tool for narrative shift, directly engages public officials, and re-energizes DC residents around civic engagement and homegrown organizing in a city with a rich history of both. We help support the grassroots leadership and create the political will necessary to rectify the conditions that perpetuate poverty in the District, starting with access to affordable housing.
We commit to flexibility, shared leadership and to practicing these core values as we work to develop strategies, priorities and co-create this campaign with our base.
March 14, 2018
Testimony of Aja Taylor (on behalf of Bread for the City) to the Committee on Human Services
Public Hearing on the Homeless Shelter Replacement Act of 2017 and the Closure of DC General Family Shelter