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Pushed Out: The Ultimate Betrayal

After more than six-decades in D.C., Michael Blue faces the grim reality of being pushed out of the only city he’s ever called home.

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Former BFC Attorney, Clients Featured in Washington City Paper Article

Former Bread for the City attorney and Assistant Attorney General Stephon Woods and two clients are featured this week in a Washington City Paper article documenting what happens when residents, advocates and attorneys come together to fight unscrupulous and abusive landlords.

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Where We Stand: The Demolition of D.C. General

What this seems to be about, is keeping promises at the expense of people. But our question remains, promises to who?

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Values and Rapid Re-Housing: It’s Time We Do What Works

BFC attorney Samantha Beckett questions whether DC’s policy is aligned with DC’s stated values on affordable housing, and she calls for long-term housing solutions for families experiencing homelessness.

Managing Attorney Rebecca Lindhurst Calls for Stand-Alone Agency Focused on Rental Housing Inspections and Enforcement of Housing Code Violations at Recent DC Council Hearing

BFC Managing Attorney Rebecca Lindhurst testified on Thursday, April 19th to the DC City Council regarding the proposal to sever functions of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and create a new Department of Buildings. Part of the function that will move is the division managing tenant inspections. Advocates are concerned that (even with the severing of the agency) tenants will still face the same problems with getting inspections and having the agency follow through and properly enforce the housing code. Lindhurst’s testimony focuses on a specific Tenant Protection Division.

Low-Income Residents Once Again Left in the Dust: BFC Reactions to Bowser’s 2019 Budget

The Bread for the City (BFC) community comments on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Four Things You Can Do to Demand Affordable Housing in DC

Take action this week (March 14-16) to support Bread for the City’s campaign to create and preserve affordable housing in DC.

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Bread for the City stands with the Legal Aid Society of DC in opposing the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017. Below is an excerpt from the blog post ‘Legal Aid Urges The Council To Vote ‘No’ On Homeless Services Bill’, originally posted by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

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