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 | January 8, 2019

Nadeau Introduces Rainy Day Refund Act to Increase Refunds for DC Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – Nearly one in five District taxpayers could get a larger tax refund under a bill re-introduced today by Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau. The Rainy Day Refund Act gives low income taxpayers who use the Earned Income Tax Credit a 50 percent “savings match” if they opt to save a portion of their refund for a “rainy day” by deferring part of their refund for six months. Deferring and increasing the refund amount is an evidence-based approach that lifts more taxpayers out of poverty by encouraging savings and helping families weather unpredictable fluctuations in income.
Events | -

Human Services Public Hearing: Youth Exiting with Support Act of 2018

John A Wilson Building Hearing Room 120
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

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.