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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.

Interview with BFC Managing Attorney & Cicchino Public Service Award Winner, Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis is a BFC managing attorney and supervises the family law work of our legal clinic. Her advocacy work was recently recognized by her alma mater, American University’s Washington College of Law., where she was one recipient of the Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Award.

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Attorney Lance Simon Volunteers to Help BFC Domestic Violence Victims

Originally from South Africa, Lance Simon moved to the DC area in 2012 after living in Atlanta Georgia. Lance has been volunteering at Bread’s Legal Clinic for two and a half years now. He has represented survivors of domestic violence in DC Superior Court, offering civil protection orders to his clients, and even representing a client in a protracted child custody dispute.

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How a volunteer is fighting Domestic Violence from Bread

Originally from South Korea, Allie Yang Green moved to the DC area in 2006 after living and studying in New York, Connecticut, and Virginia. Allie started volunteering at Bread’s Legal Clinic in early 2015, and ever since, she has represented victims of domestic violence in civil protection order cases at DC Superior Court. These are her thoughts on the impact that being a volunteer has had on her.

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Bread for the City and Arnold & Porter win hard fought victory along with Terrace Manor tenants

Last week, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia approved a settlement that will compensate tenants of Terrace Manor who endured years of severe housing code violations and ensure that they have access to the safe and habitable housing they deserve.

Food Pantry

Bags of free groceries for BFC clients.

Client and Groceries

Client receiving a grocery bag at BFC's NW Center food pantry.

Allison Miles-Lee

Attorney Allison Miles-Lee fights to preserve DC's safety net.

Bread for the City in Lawsuit Against DHS

Because of widespread problems with the D.C. Department of Human Services’ administration of food stamps for D.C. residents living with low-incomes, Bread for the City has brought a lawsuit against the agency.

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Families saved from welfare “cliff” as City Council budget keeps TANF

Bread for the City applauds the DC City Council and the Mayor for making this humane, positive decision that supports the families of DC.

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