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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.

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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Cross-Post: LEGAL AID URGES THE COUNCIL TO VOTE ‘NO’ ON HOMELESS SERVICES BILL

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.

Effective Monday, August 1st:

Bread for the City will begin distributing groceries at the front door of both centers Mon-Thurs, 9a-4p. No groceries will be distributed on Fridays, but we will still have farmer’s markets once a month at each center!