Committee on Human Services

WATCH: Hearing on:

  • B24-0857, the “Preserving Our Kids’ Equity Through Trusts (POKETT) Amendment Act of 2022”
  • B24- 0941, the “Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Amendment Act of 2022”



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
(202) 724-8170

Testifying Before the Committee

If you wish to testify before the Committee, please visit 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

Press Release | July 13, 2022

Nadeau Introduces Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Amendment Act of 2022


Contact: Jaqueline Castaneda, Communications
(202) 262-8998/

Update | June 1, 2022

DC's 2023 Budget: Building the strongest safety net in the country

After weeks of hearings and hard work, having passed the Second Vote, I can share that every one of these priorities have been fully funded. The 2023 budget represents my commitment to making the District safer, stronger, and more equitable for everyone, tackling inequalities and making this the best possible place to live.
Press Release | May 23, 2022

Nadeau Introduces Infant Formula Consumer Protection Emergency Amendment Act of 2022

Nadeau Legislation would Prevent Price Gouging of Infant Formula, Provide Powers to AG 
Update | May 1, 2022

April 29 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 April 29, 2022.