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October 23, 2017
Bread for the City is mentioned in this piece on The Housing Right to Counsel Project. Bread for the City, Legal Aid, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center partnered with 14 major law firms and the Federal Government Pro Bono Program to carry out the mission of the Project.
October 22, 2017
Bread for the City client Ebony Price and CEO George Jones are quoted in this piece on the nonprofit arm of BlueCross BlueShield holding on to a nearly $1 billion surplus.
September 20, 2017
Bread for the City's increase in emergency food requests is mentioned in this article on the lawsuit against the D.C. Department of Human Services, which alleges that the DHS is failing its residents and violating the law mandating provision of SNAP benefits.
August 30, 2017
Low-income D.C. residents are not getting the help they need to buy groceries because of widespread problems with the District’s food stamp program, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday.
Brought by four individuals and the nonprofit safety net organization Bread for the City, the court filing details delays in processing applications and the elimination of benefits without warning in violation of federal law.
August 29, 2017
Bread for the City clients are interviewed about issues with the new food stamp program, originally designed to make it easier to distribute food stamps in the District.
July 07, 2017
Within a year, local nonprofit Bread for the City received 1,000 client inquiries about IDs, prompting it to hire a full-time attorney for the issue. “Before REAL ID was implemented, Bread did not experience a large number of inquiries regarding IDs,” says Danielle Moise, Bread’s attorney on its Accessing Identifying Documents Project. Anecdotally, she says, the nonprofit saw a decline from that 1,000 in 2015 (2016 totals are not in yet).
April 07, 2017
So which is it?
Does the $13.8 billion 2018 budget submitted to the D.C. Council by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) reflect, as she asserts, the ideas and priorities of D.C. residents?
A good question. The final answer rests with the D.C. Council, which, in the budget-making process, is always a crapshoot.
April 06, 2017
As Mayor Muriel Bowser's slogan “Pathways to the Middle Class” has morphed into “Inclusive Prosperity,” her budget has something for every social advocacy group to dislike, and a business tax cut that should go a long way towards aiding her re-election effort. It also portends a season of political theater that places D.C.’s class divide in high relief, as presidential and congressional prerogatives pose existential threats to the District’s neediest residents.