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Delay the TANF Time Limit Cut & Protect 6,000 Vulnerable Families

In 2011, the District announced that it would implement lifetime time limits for receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

TANF is a federal benefit intended to provide income assistance, job training, and other services to low-income families with children. Before 2011, D.C. used local money to continue to provide the benefit for needy families even after they reached the 60-month limit covered by federal dollars.

After a series of gradual reductions, by October 2015 the District plans to terminate all TANF benefits for households who have received TANF for more than 60 months over the course of their lives. Without further action, more than 13,000 children in the District will fall deeper into poverty.

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Dig This!

There’s A LOT going on in our Sustainable Agriculture Department!

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Housing Clinic presented in Amharic

Good News! Bread for the City has launched a monthly Housing Clinic that is presented entirely in Amharic.

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DC Food Pantries Move Towards Reduced Barriers

We’re excited to announce a change that will help reduce and remove barriers for people seeking food resources.

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Dr. Myles and his team make us all smyle!

As we settle into year three at Bread for the City’s dental clinic, many positive things have revealed themselves.

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Covington & Burling Makes Flagship Gift to Bread for the City’s SE Center Expansion

The law firm of Covington & Burling has made the first gift for an upcoming $15 million expansion of Bread for the City’s Southeast Center on Good Hope Road. This $100,000 contribution will help Bread for the City (BFC) expand its civil legal services practice for low-income individuals living East of the River, and is part of Covington’s commitment with the DC Access to Justice Commission’s “Raising the Bar” Campaign to help bridge the legal services funding gap in the District of Columbia.

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Budget Training and Forums…#WeAreAllDC

At her open house in February, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she would be hosting a series of three Budget Engagement Forums throughout the city.

The purpose of these forums was to let residents know about the proposed items in her budget, and also to hear directly from residents about what things they would like to see her prioritize.

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Partners in Quitting: A BFC smoking cessation program

After many months of preparation, enrollment is now open for Bread’s text-message based smoking cessation program called “Partners in Quitting”.