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Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow: Racial Equity in Housing Outcomes in D.C.

Our advocacy director, Aja Taylor on why it’s time to get serious about racial equity in housing outcomes — and how we can do it.

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Why We (Still) Oppose the Eviction With Dignity Act — And You Should Too

Managing Attorney Rebecca Lindhurst’s testimony opposing the Eviction With Dignity Act.

 

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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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Where We Stand: We Wish We Were Wrong About D.C. General

We wish we were wrong about D.C. General. We aren’t, and there’s only one right thing for Mayor Bowser to do…

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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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Why We Oppose the Evictions with Dignity Act — And You Should Too

We stand in opposition to the Evictions with Dignity Act. We’d like you to ask your Councilmember to do the same when the legislation comes up for a vote on July 10, 2018.

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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.