2016 – Page 2 – Bread for the City

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Low-Income Renters Squeezed Between Too-High Rents And Subpar Housing

Terrell Walker says that her apartment in Washington, D.C., has mold and problems with heating and old appliances. She's been withholding rent in an effort to get her landlord to fix up the apartment.

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Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction

Every morning for weeks, Meagen Limes made the same phone call: to a court in Washington, D.C., to see if that day was the day she'd be evicted from her home.

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Welcome to Rent Court, Where Tenants can Face a Tenuous Fate

BFC’s Rebecca Lindhurst: “Tenants often don’t know what their rights are. They enter into agreements that settle the cases that are very unfavorable to them.”

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Housing Authority Passes “Right To Return” Resolution

BFC’s Sam Jewler: “It’s not the complete ‘win’ we are looking for yet. It’s definitely a step towards that.”

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Beating the Odds with a Long Term Development Director

I have had the honor of being associated with Bread for the City (Bread) for more than 20 years, the last six or seven as a Board Member and Treasurer. One key element of Bread’s success has been the longevity of Kristin Foti, their development director.

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Vulnerable residents weren’t left out in cold during storm, nonprofits say

As inconvenient as snowstorms can be for the average District resident, they can be even more crippling to the city’s vulnerable populations and the services they rely on...