2018 Archives - Bread for the City

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Millions of Americans Can’t Afford a Checking Account. The Post Office Could Fix That

BFC Client Organizer Leonard Edwards is prominently featured in this Time Magazine article on the "unbanked," individuals not served by financial institutions.

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Lead discovery near D.C. General shelter delays razing of nearby building

BFC Advocacy Director Aja Taylor is quoted on the importance of delaying DC General's demolition, particularly after testing showed elevated levels of lead around the soon-to-be-razed structure.

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D.C. Council gives evicted tenants 7 days to move belongings

BFC Attorney Rebecca Lindhurst comments on the DC Council's decision to reduce evicted tenant's property protection to one week.

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Proposed Food Stamp Changes Cause Concern

BFC CEO George Jones is interviewed by Erie News Now on the Farm Bill proposed by Congress.

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D.C. is fighting the wrong problem with food stamps

Author Heather Goss hopes to get to the bottom of ads asking people to report food stamp fraud. At only 1.5%, SNAP fraud is a virtually nonexistent problem, but a frequent conservative talking point that may sow suspicion of social safety nets. Bread for the City is mentioned in her piece for suing DC's Department of Human Services for its widespread failure in administering SNAP.

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Nurses will be in D.C.’s 911 center in latest attempt to cut emergency call volume

A new program is aimed at reducing the crush of non-emergency medical requests in the District. 911 triage nurses are now being trained to refer some callers to medical clinics, and Bread for the City's medical clinic is mentioned as an option.

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Nineteenth Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner

Bread for the City attorney Tracy Davis is honored at the Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner for her work with clients who have experienced domestic violence.

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A Resident Relays Confusion Inside D.C. General

A quote from BFC Advocacy Director Aja Taylor is included in this article on Mayor Bowser's plans to shutter DC General shelter.

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