2017 Archives - Bread for the City

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D.C. Food Stamp Recipients Say New Computer System Left Them Without Benefits

Three more low-income D.C. residents have joined a group lawsuit against the District’s Department of Human Services claiming that an electronic records management system implemented by the city agency last fall left their families without food. The lawsuit, which originally included four residents and the local non-profit Bread for the City, was filed in August.

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On page 32, Bread for the City is mentioned in this piece on tenants' right to counsel in landlord-tenant court.

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Poverty, Food Access, and How Lawyers Can Help

Bread for the City attorney Allison Miles-Lee talks about the increased demand for food among low-income residents as benefits are slashed, as well as her work to help Bread for the City clients navigate the system to get the assistance they need.

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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.

Bread for the City will be closed on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day