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How Does Your Household Income Compare to Other DC Households? Try Our New Online Tool and Find Out


Household income in the District is almost as diverse as the city itself. The typical DC household has an income of $56,700, but income distribution is extremely wide, and incomes vary greatly across different groups of residents. The top 5 percent of DC households have incomes in excess of $280,100, while the bottom 5 percent […]


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August 22nd, 2016
TANF at 20: TANF Parents Speak Out
Kate Coventry

Today is the 20th anniversary of the passage of the 1996 federal welfare law that created the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. On this anniversary, DC TANF parents are calling on city leaders to reform a program that has failed to meet their needs. They talk about the barriers they face in getting […]

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