Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter VI. Emergency Public Assistance.


§ 4–206.01. Authorized; limitation. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 601, 29 DCR 1060; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-241, § 2(ww), 46 DCR 905.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-206.1.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of section, see § 2(ww) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-372, June 9, 1998, 45 DCR 4270), § 2(ww) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-425, July 31, 1998, 45 DCR 5682), § 2(ww) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-552, December 24, 1998, 46 DCR 521), and § 2(ww) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-19, February 17, 1999, 46 DCR 2492).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) repeal of section, see § 2(ww) of Self-Sufficiency Promotion Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-230, April 20, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 4143).


§ 4–206.02. Crisis Assistance and Service Program.

The Mayor, in administering the Crisis Assistance and Service Program, may claim federal financial participation to the extent allowable by law for assistance and services to needy families with children, provided the family has not received assistance from any emergency program for more than 30 consecutive days within the last 12 months and provided the crisis did not arise because the child, parent, or other relative refused without good cause to accept employment or training for employment.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 602, 29 DCR 1060; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-192, § 3(a), 43 DCR 4285.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-206.2.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(a) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-36, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1839), § 3(a) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-105, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4019), § 3(a) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-425, October 28, 1996, 43 DCR 6141), § 3(a) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-485, January 2, 1997, 44 DCR 630), and see § 3(a) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-42, March 31, 1997, 44 DCR 2091).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(a) of Emergency Assistance Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-24, July 14, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 3830).


§ 4–206.03. Emergency Shelter Family Services Program. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 603, 29 DCR 1060; Mar. 11, 1988, D.C. Law 7-86, § 2(b), 35 DCR 140; Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-204, § 6, 36 DCR 454; Mar. 6, 1991, D.C. Law 8-197, § 3, 37 DCR 4815; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 502(f), 42 DCR 3684; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-192, § 3(b), 43 DCR 4285; Oct. 22, 2005, D.C. Law 16-35, § 32(a), 52 DCR 8113.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-206.3.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2 of the Public Assistance Shelter Days Emergency Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Act 9-333, December 18, 1992, 40 DCR 9).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(c) of the Human Services Spending Reduction Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-35, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1834) and § 2(c) of the Human Services Spending Reduction Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-104, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4014).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(b) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-36, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1839), § 3(b) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-105, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4019), § 3(b) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-425, October 28, 1996, 43 DCR 6141), § 3(b) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-485, January 2, 1997, 44 DCR 630), and § 3(b) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-42, March 31, 1997, 44 DCR 2091).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 502(f) of the Omnibus Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-124, July 27, 1995, 42 DCR 4160).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see §§ 2, 3(b) of Public Assistance Shelter Days Temporary Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-235, March 17, 2003, law notification 40 DCR 2227).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(b) of Emergency Assistance Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-24, July 14, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 3830).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(c) of Human Services Spending Reduction Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-29, July 25, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 4002).

Editor's Notes

Mayor’s reports: Section 4 of Law 7-86 provided that within 180 days of March 11, 1988, the Mayor shall transmit to the Council a written report describing specific plans and timetables for implementing the provisions of this act. The Mayor shall transmit to the Council an annual updated written report regarding the status of the Emergency Shelter Family Program.

Mayor's Orders

Declaration of an Emergency With Respect to the Urgent Need to Provide Permanent Housing for the Homeless in the District of Columbia: See Mayor’s Order 89-204, September 8, 1989.

Emergency procurement to provide temporary housing for homeless families in the District of Columbia: See Mayor’s Order 91-68, May 6, 1991.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 7-204, the “Frigid Temperature Protection Amendment Act of 1988”, see Mayor’s Order 89-123, June 2, 1989.

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 7-86, the “Emergency Shelter Services for Families Reform Amendment Act of 1987” (4-101), see Mayor’s Order 90-148, October 31, 1990.

Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 3-16, the Day Care Policy Act of 1979, see Mayor’s Order 94-230, November 7, 1994.


§ 4–206.04. Family Emergency Services Program.

The Mayor, in administering the Family Emergency Services Program, may claim federal financial participation to the extent allowable by law for assistance and services to needy families with children, provided the family has not received assistance from any emergency program for more than 30 consecutive days within the last 12 months, and provided the emergency did not arise because the child, parent, or other relative refused without good cause to accept employment or training for employment.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 604, 29 DCR 1060; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-192, § 3(c), 43 DCR 4285.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-206.4.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(c) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-36, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1839), § 3(c) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-105, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4019), § 3(c) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-425, October 28, 1996, 43 DCR 6141), § 3(c) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-485, January 2, 1997, 44 DCR 630), and see § 3(c) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-42, March 31, 1997, 44 DCR 2091).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(c) of Emergency Assistance Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-24, July 14, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 3830).


§ 4–206.05. Emergency shelter allowances.

The Mayor, in providing emergency shelter allowances to families who are receiving TANF to enable them to obtain public housing, may claim federal financial participation to the extent allowable by law, provided the family has not received assistance from any emergency program for more than 30 consecutive days within the last 12 months.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 605, 29 DCR 1060; Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-192, § 3(d), 43 DCR 4285; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-241, § 2(xx), 46 DCR 905.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-206.5.

Cross References

Hospitals and asylums, free clinical health services to person receiving assistance under this subchapter, see § 44-731.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(d) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-36, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1839), § 3(d) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-105, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4019), § 3(d) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-425, October 28, 1996, 43 DCR 6141), § 3(d) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-485, January 2, 1997, 44 DCR 630), and § 3(d) of the Emergency Assistance Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-42, March 31, 1997, 44 DCR 2091).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(o) of the Public Assistance Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-25, February 27, 1997, 44 DCR 1778), and § 2(o) of the Public Assistance Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-77, May 27, 1997, 44 DCR 3181).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(o) of the Public Assistance Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-306, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1900).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(xx) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-372, June 9, 1998, 45 DCR 4270), § 2(xx) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-425, July 31, 1998, 45 DCR 5682),§ 2(xx) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-552, December 24, 1998, 46 DCR 521), and § 2(xx) of the Self-Sufficiency Promotion Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-19, February 17, 1999, 46 DCR 2492).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see §§ 2 to 5 of District of Columbia State of Emergency Disaster, Relocation, and Recovery Assistance Emergency Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-180, October 4, 2005, 52 DCR 9082).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 3(d) of Emergency Assistance Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-24, July 14, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 3830).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(o) of Public Assistance Temporary Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Law 12-7, August 1, 1997, law notification 44 DCR 4639).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(o) of Public Assistance Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-130, July 24, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 6501).

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(xx) of Self-Sufficiency Promotion Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-230, April 20, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 4143).