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.
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.
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.
The Bread for the City (BFC) community comments on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.
Take action this week (March 14-16) to support Bread for the City’s campaign to create and preserve affordable housing in DC.
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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