FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, October 24, 2016
Dora Taylor (DHS) 202.374.9473; [email protected]
As the nation reflects on the 20th Anniversary of federal Welfare Reform, and lessons learned nationally and in the District are considered, there is a unique and important opportunity to shape a TANF policy that meets the needs of District families. The report highlights the values that this community shares: that the enrichment, security and wellbeing of minor children is paramount to the foundation of any TANF policy; that services to parents should increase economic stability and independence for families through access to meaningful education and employment resources; and that there are clear protections in place to support our most vulnerable families. DHS will work with the Council of the District of Columbia and other stakeholders through the budget process to develop and implement a policy that reflects these values.