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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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From Police Shootings to Policy Making: The Dangers of Implicit Bias

Last week, Advocacy Director Aja Taylor offered testimony at the Department of Human Services budget hearing about the need for anti-racism training within city agencies to root out biases that lead to policies that continue to disadvantage the city’s Black and Brown residents. At Bread for the City, we work with residents living with low incomes to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. Part of that work is calling out the people and policies that make life harder for those we serve. The following is a portion of Aja’s oral testimony.

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Join us at the groundbreaking of our new Southeast Center on May 17th at 9:00am! RSVP at www.breadforthecity.org/groundbreaking.

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Bread for the City will soon be breaking ground on our brand-new, 30,000-square-foot service center on Good Hope Road, SE!

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Corporate Partnership Highlight: MCN Build

We are grateful to all of our members of our Corporate Partnerships Program here at Bread for the City. You’re support ensures that we are able to serve our clients in an atmosphere of dignity and respect every day. Today, we give a special shout-out to MCN Build who supports BFC in so many ways!

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What Happens to a Dream Deferred? King’s Assassination, 50 Years Later

BFC’s CEO, George A. Jones, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our city’s critical need for policies that make amends for intentional divestment from Black communities.

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker Embedded in Primary Care

Ali Jost, our Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, shares a day in her life at our medical clinic, and her musings on how social work is the “vibranium” of BFC.