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FY24 Budget Testimony: Department of Human Services

March 31, 2023

Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Makenna Osborn testified before the DC Council’s Committee on Housing about the Department of Human Services’ budget.

Many of Children’s Law Center’s clients utilize DHS’ homelessness prevention services for families, including Rapid Re-Housing, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) vouchers for families.

Makenna urged the Committee to increase funds for ERAP, invest in permanent housing solutions like TAH and PSH vouchers and pass the Rapid Re-Housing Reform Amendment Act so that we can break the cycle of homelessness and help families on their path toward permanent housing.