District of Columbia TANF Program

Learn about TANF District of Columbia. The official name for the state TANF program is District of Columbia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The department that handles Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is the Department of Human Services. If you have questions about DC TANF, please use the contact information below.

What is TANF benefits?

The goal of the TANF program is to provide benefits to families in need with both financial assistance and work opportunities, assisting the family to become self-sufficient. The District of Columbia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of children and their families in District of Columbia.

With monthly cash payments, DC TANF can help families pay for items like food, housing, furniture, utilities, clothing, phone, transportation, laundry, supplies for the home and some medical supplies that are not paid for by Medicaid. To find out more information about TANF District of Columbia, use the contact information listed below.

Who can get TANF

If you are looking to apply for the District of Columbia TANF program, then you will need to meet certain requirements. To qualify for TANF you will need to have low income, be either a US citizen, have a green card, or be an American Indian born outside the US. You also will need to be either pregnant with no other children in the house, or have children under the age of 18 with the parents still living together.

Or the children are living with relatives or other custodial adult, or an 18-year-old child who has not graduated high school and who is a full-time student at a secondary, vocational or technical training school or a disabled person between the ages of 19 and 21 who is participating in a full-time secondary school program. You will also need to live in the state of DC. To view the full application process, see how to apply for TANF in District of Columbia.

  • TANF Office Location

    District of Columbia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    64 New York Avenue NE 6th Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

  • TANF Phone Number

    The phone number for the District of Columbia TANF office is 202-724-5506 or 202-671-4200.

  • TANF Website

    To view the District of Columbia TANF website, click here.

Map of District of Columbia TANF Office