TANF on the Brink of Change: Reflections of Mothers Receiving Cash Assistance in the District of Columbia

This report from the Urban Institute shares the experiences of women who have received TANF cash assistance for more than five years in the District of Columbia. Recently, the District changed their policy to do away with the five-year time limit for full benefits and as of April 1, 2018, those past the five- year limit will still receive full benefits. The report does not evaluate the DC TANF program but provides a picture in time of the participating women's experiences as DC embarks on services changes and improvements to their program.
Record Type: 
Publication Date: 
May, 2018
May 2018
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
SFS Category: 
Program Redesign
  • Special Populations
    • Single Parent Families
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Time Limits