2019 Archives - Bread for the City

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DC public housing shake-up builds tension between agency and advocates

Bread for the City's Advocacy team helped public housing residents and advocates take their demands to the doorstep of the D.C. Housing Authority, demanding that no residents be evicted as part of the agency’s 20-year transformation plan.

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DC’s Champions of Healthy Eating

On Tap Magazine calls Bread for the City a champion of healthy eating and talks to staff member Sonya D. Springfield about the Farmers Market program.

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Newly Enforced DCHA Policy Prematurely Cuts Families Off From Rental Assistance, Housing Attorneys Say

Housing attorneys and legal advocates for low-income renters continue to express unease about changes to the DC Housing Authority’s voucher program, a function of the agency that provides rental assistance to tens of thousands of clients. Bread for the City's Aja Taylor and Esther Adetunji share their views

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D.C.’s Public Housing Stock Requires $2.2 Billion In Repairs, Housing Authority Says

Our Managing Attorney, Rebecca Lindhurst, chatted with WAMU about D.C. Housing Authority needing $2.2 billion to repair its housing stock and what that means for the city and the challenges our clients face as a result.

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‘The music will go on’: Go-go returns days after a complaint silenced a D.C. store

Our Advocacy Director, Aja Taylor, spoke with The Washington Post about the history of go-go and displacement in the District.

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The Big Stick Accepts Bryce Harper Jersey Donations

The Big Stick, a bar and restaurant located right by Nats Park at the Navy Yard, is collecting donations of Bryce Harper jerseys to donate to Bread for the City, an organization that helps people get back on their feet.

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Is Gentrification Good or Bad for D.C.?

Bread for the City's Director of Advocacy, Aja Taylor, appeared on WUSA9's "Off Script" to discuss the impact of displacement on the District.

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Three Urbanism Takeaways from D.C. Mayor Bowser’s 2019 State of the District Address

But activists who protested before and during her speech said, fundamentally, the city must put more money toward affordable units. In a statement following Bowser’s address, Bread for the City Advocacy Director Aja Taylor said D.C. minimally needs $400 million in annual affordable housing investments “to address an out of control affordable housing crisis that sees Black and other people of color displaced at alarming rates. This budget isn’t a fair shot, it’s a bullet to the heart of people who pinned their hopes on a native Washingtonian mayor who sold them out to developers,” she said, referring to Bowser’s “fair shot” slogan.