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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.

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The Housing Access Program: A Creative Intervention For A Systemic Problem

As Social Work Month continues, BFC is taking a deep-dive into one of our most impactful social services programs: the Housing Access Program, run by social worker Stacey Johnson, helps people find places where they can apply for housing. We’re in a housing crisis in DC where rental amounts far outpace incomes, and in order to find truly affordable housing, individuals and families must navigate a maze of information, requirements, and applications. That’s where HAP can help.

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Celebrating Social Work Month at Bread for the City!

It’s that time of year again: Social Work Month! Each March, we pause to thank our social workers, social work students, and all social services staff. The theme this year, per the National Association of Social Workers, is “Leaders, Advocates, Champions” – and at Bread for the City, our Social Services Department is all that and more.

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100 HAP Clients Housed

Bread for the City’s Housing Access Program (HAP) was created as a way to help streamline and centralize both education and assistance for people in need of affordable housing. 100 clients have now been housed as part of this program, and here we share Anita’s journey.

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Inside BFC’s Southeast Household Preservation Project

After 13 years of waiting, Sharon (a Bread for the City client) again has a home of her own. The Southeast Housing Preservation Project provided encouragement, support and transportation assistance along the way.

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Housing Access Program presented in Spanish!

Exciting News! Bread for the City has launched a monthly Housing Access Program (HAP) Clinic that is presented entirely in Spanish. This session takes place once a month on the 4th Monday of the month at our Northwest Center.

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DC’s New Progressive Law reduces Housing Discrimination affecting People of Color

Yesterday, the DC Council unanimously passed the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act (“Housing Ban the Box”) – an extension of the Employment Ban the Box law that Bread for the City advocates and clients helped to pass in 2014.

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Our community needs affordable housing, not more police and jails!

On October 1st, Bread for the City clients, community members, and allies rallied outside DC General and DC Jail to demand that DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District’s City Council invest more in housing than they do in police and prisons. In its current FY17 budget, DC is spending about $700 million on jails and police, compared to only $235 million on housing programs – a 3:1 ratio.

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