Photo of someone speaking into a microphone with banner saying 'Defund MPD, Cancel Rent'
Photo from Maximizing the Moment: Investing in Power-Building to Advance Racial Justice in Metropolitan Washington, DC

Bread for the City (DC) worked with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, DC Fair Budget Coalition, and DC Fiscal Policy Institute to secure nearly $30 million for public housing repairs, winning improved conditions for the more than 20,000 predominantly Black District public housing residents living in units plagued by horrible conditions, including rat infestations, mold, and holes in the floor.  

Action in Montgomery (MD) has won $65 million for affordable housing in Montgomery County for each of the past two years. In the wake of the pandemic, DC Jobs with Justice and DC Tenants Union are collaborating on rent control efforts, and ONE DC, Latino Economic Development Center, Bread for the City, and others are running a Cancel the Rent campaign in the District.