Two-Generation Approach to Leveraging TANF: DC as a Case Study for Policymakers

This brief, based on research and a series of interviews, discusses the history, development, successes, and remaining challenges of the District’s 2Gen poverty alleviation approach for families. It also addresses the continuing development of DC’s work, which positions the city to extend the 2Gen framework to families experiencing homelessness, as well. In the words of Councilmember Nadeau, “The vision for the 2Gen TANF approach is anchored in building a system of care that is responsive to the needs of families.”