Family Economic Security
Children and youth are particularly vulnerable when their families lack the income, assets, and access to consistently meet basic needs.
These risks include low birth weight, poor health due to environmental factors, episodic or chronic homelessness, and poor education outcomes. DC Action for Children supports strengthening access to affordable housing, quality education and family safety net programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY RESOURCES
Historically, the District has contributed local funding to cover families that exceeded the federal 60-month TANF time limit. However, the District’s approach to TANF policy is changing.
by Adrienne Lloyd
This month I had the opportunity, along with over 1,300 participants, to attend the 2017 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America right here in DC.