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Tell DC Council: End Homelessness and Repair Public Housing!

Housing literally saves lives—and the combination of COVID-19 and DC’s underinvestment in deeply affordable housing will undoubtedly further racial inequity.

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Breaking Bread

Bread for the City is focused on bringing an anti-racist lens to every part of our mission and that includes our generous supporters. BFC believes that our donors of color aren’t centered enough in our work. BFC knows that fundraising has white supremacy roots and is working to both acknowledge the history and be the antidote to fundraise in an antiracist way.

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Juneteenth Statement

Today Bread for the City joins everyone who commemorates Juneteenth.  Remembering Juneteenth allows an annual opportunity for America and American’s to acknowledge the real harm done to Black people during the centuries of enslavement in this country. It’s also an opportunity for us to move towards anti-racism and flight to eliminate the race-based socioeconomic disparities that still take place in our communities.

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Rebecca Lindurst of Bread for the City to Receive 2021 Scoutt Prize

Congratulations to Rebecca Lindhurst, she was selected as the 2021 Jerrold Scoutt Prize recipient. It’s awarded to attorneys who have a history of working in the nonprofit sector, especially those providing direct services to low-income communities.

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The Golden Thread: Nonprofit CEOs Share Surprising Success Strategy Enhancing Adaptation, Innovation and Revenue During the COVID Crisis

Our CEO, George Jones along with others will participate in a panel discussion “The Golden Thread: Nonprofit CEOs Share Surprising Success Strategy Enhancing Adaptation, Innovation, and Revenue During the COVID Crisis” RSVP today!

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New Partnership with Bread for the City and +One

Bread for the City has recently created a partnership with +One, a nonprofit organization that redirects perfectly healthy food from being discarded and instead reroutes it to individuals and families who experience hunger. #HelpingPeople

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Bread for the City community members spoke at D.C. City Council meeting

On Thursday May 20, 2021, Bread for the City and our community members provided oral and written testimony in support of two bills currently being discussed at the D.C. City Council: the Eviction Record Sealing Authority Amendment of 2021 and the Fair Tenant Screening Act of 2021. Both pieces of legislation will benefit low-income housing applicants, particularly people of color, who regularly face discrimination and indignity during the housing application process, the eviction process, and within our criminal justice system.

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BFC’s Rep. Payee Case Manager Monthly Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from the Representative Payee Program. A Representative Payee is an individual or an organization designated to receive disability benefits on a client’s behalf.