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May 01, 2019
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
April 15, 2019
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.
April 10, 2019
Our Advocacy Director, Aja Taylor, spoke with The Washington Post about the history of go-go and displacement in the District.
April 02, 2019
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.
March 20, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
“Seeing every person that I know, that I care about … my mother has just been displaced,” says Lark Catoe of Bread for the City and Empower DC. “I am literally here fighting to keep myself in the city, keep my family in this city. And yeah, I am really pissed off with the mayor and her lies … and her rhetoric about helping the city.”
February 12, 2019
A Bread for the CIty legal referral helps a man regain his name. The powerful story began in September 2017 when Bread for the City attorney Danielle Moise referred a client to GW Law's Public Justice Advocacy Clinic for help obtaining a District of Columbia identification card. Read more in GW Law News.