Committee on Human Services

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

Anyone wishing to testify before the Committee is asked to email HumanServices@DCCouncil.us 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 31, 2018

Nadeau Bill Increases Tax Refund for Low-Income DC Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – Nearly one in five District taxpayers could get a larger tax refund under a new bill introduced today by Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau.
Update | May 21, 2018

What's in the Council's New Budget - Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

New Council Budget works to end homelessness, bring recreation and green space to Ward 1. This week the DC Council took the first of two votes on next year’s District budget and it contains some significant wins for Ward 1 and on my priorities of addressing homelessness, supporting small businesses, building affordable housing, and strengthening education. Let’s dive in.
Press Release | December 21, 2017

Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act Second Vote - Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

Today, the D.C. Council had its second and final vote to approve the bill with some important changes that were requested by advocates like yourself. Since the bill’s first vote on November 7th I’ve been meeting with concerned stakeholders and I included two amendments to the final bill that will:

Press Release | November 9, 2017

Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act - Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

Thank you for your interest in the Homeless Service Reform Amendment Act (HSRA). I understand this is an issue you care about, and I share your concern. I want to be as thoughtful and thorough as possible, so I hope you’ll bear with me and read to the end of what I know is a lengthy description of where we are.