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Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates. That does not need to be the case in DC.

On May 1st, The DC Line published a commentary from BFC CEO George A. Jones.

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Black residents in D.C. are seeing the worst of the coronavirus. One NGO is trying to help.

As the coronavirus disproportionately impacts black communities in Washington DC, Bread for the City is featured as one stepping up to provide testing and help.

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Trump Backs Off Tougher Food Stamp Work Rules for Now

In February 2020, Bread for the City shared that we filed suit against the Trump Administration over new restrictions to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. Though the Trump administration initially planned to appeal, it has now opted to delay implementation of the new requirements initially set to go into effect this month.

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DC public housing shake-up builds tension between agency and advocates

Bread for the City's Advocacy team helped public housing residents and advocates take their demands to the doorstep of the D.C. Housing Authority, demanding that no residents be evicted as part of the agency’s 20-year transformation plan.

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DC’s Champions of Healthy Eating

On Tap Magazine calls Bread for the City a champion of healthy eating and talks to staff member Sonya D. Springfield about the Farmers Market program.

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Newly Enforced DCHA Policy Prematurely Cuts Families Off From Rental Assistance, Housing Attorneys Say

Housing attorneys and legal advocates for low-income renters continue to express unease about changes to the DC Housing Authority’s voucher program, a function of the agency that provides rental assistance to tens of thousands of clients. Bread for the City's Aja Taylor and Esther Adetunji share their views

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D.C.’s Public Housing Stock Requires $2.2 Billion In Repairs, Housing Authority Says

Our Managing Attorney, Rebecca Lindhurst, chatted with WAMU about D.C. Housing Authority needing $2.2 billion to repair its housing stock and what that means for the city and the challenges our clients face as a result.

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‘The music will go on’: Go-go returns days after a complaint silenced a D.C. store

Our Advocacy Director, Aja Taylor, spoke with The Washington Post about the history of go-go and displacement in the District.