Committee on Human Services

 

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Councilmember Nadeau is the Chair of the Committee on Human Services, which is responsible for matters concerning welfare, social services, youth affairs (other than juvenile justice), homelessness, and disability services.

When I became Chair of the Committee in 2017, I was determined to tackle pressing challenges, build consensus by listening to a diverse array of voices on each issue, and make progress to ensure District residents have the support they need in times of crisis.

One year later, I'm proud to report that my committee shepherded through three major new laws – reforming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), homeless services, and disability services –  that are helping to reshape our social services so that we provide better service.

- Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

Click here for a list of legislation currently before the Human Services Committee.

 

Contact the Human Services Committee Office

John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 112
HumanServices@DCCouncil.us
(202) 724-8170

Testifying Before the Committee

If you wish to testify before the Committee, please visit brianneknadeau.com/testify or call (202) 724-8170.

The Committee will attempt to accommodate all requests for special accommodations and oral interpretation. Those representing organizations will have five minutes to present their testimony, and individuals will have three minutes to present their testimony; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.

Recent Committee Updates

Update | June 25, 2021

June 25 DHS Report on STAY DC and COVID-19 to the Committee on Human Services

Along with biweekly reporting on COVID-19 metrics for the District's unhoused population, the Committee on Human Services requested that the Department of Human Services provide an update on STAY DC rent and utility assistance. Below is the report received June 25, 2021.

Update | June 11, 2021

June 11 DHS Report on STAY DC and COVID-19 to the Committee on Human Services

Along with biweekly reporting on COVID-19 metrics for the District's unhoused population, the Committee on Human Services requested that the Department of Human Services provide an update on STAY DC rent and utility assistance. Below is the report received June 11, 2021.

Press Release | May 28, 2021

DHS Report on STAY DC and COVID-19 to the Committee on Human Services

Along with biweekly reporting on COVID-19 metrics for the District's unhoused population, the Committee on Human Services requested that the Department of Human Services provide an update on STAY DC rent and utility assistance.

Press Release | May 14, 2021

DHS Reports on COVID-19 to the Committee on Human Services: June '20 - May '21

Beginning in June of 2020, the Committee on Human Services requested regular updates from the Department of Human Services in order to track COVID-19 cases and deaths for the District's unhoused population. The combined reports are below.