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Citywide Housing Right to Counsel Project Celebrates Its Volunteers and Impact

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.

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Health Care Giant Holds Out On Low-Income D.C. Residents

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.

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Lawsuit alleges widespread problems in District food stamp implementation

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.

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Lawsuit alleges widespread problems in District-run food stamp program

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.

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New food stamps program runs into issues in DC

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.

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The Invisibles: The cruel Catch-22 of being poor with no ID

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).

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Get ready for plenty of grandstanding on the D.C. budget

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.

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Bowser’s Budget Gives Virtually Every Social Advocacy Group Something to Gripe About

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.