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Working Group to Inform a TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Hardship Extension Policy for DC

Friday, August 26, 2016

Meeting Agenda #2

August 30, 2016

DHS Headquarters

64 New York Ave, NE, Sixth Floor


Pre-Meeting Gathering: 10:30am-11:00pm
• Conversation with and among customers to discuss perspectives about the DC TANF program
• Q&A with DHS staff about data
• viewing the New York Times video about 20 years of welfare reform.

Working Group Meeting: 11:00am-2:00pm

  1. Welcome – Anthea Seymour, ESA Administrator, DHS
  2. Agenda review and introductions– Barbara Poppe (facilitator)
  3. Update on Community Dialogues– Barbara Poppe
  4. Panel discussion on the “Value of TANF” – customer and advocate perspectives
  5. Presentation by national TANF expert
  6. Presentation:  Anthea Seymour, ESA Administrator, DHS

    a. Cost analysis of potential unintended consequences of time limits
    b. Cost analysis of policy options for time limit exemptions
  1. Small Group Dialogues:

    a. Discuss risks and benefits of all policy options including no time limits
    b. Discuss and develop scenarios of policy options within budget breaks
  1.  Closing and next steps