D.C. Commission on Poverty
The DC Commission on Poverty studies poverty issues, evaluates current and previous poverty reduction initiatives, and makes recommendations to the Mayor and the Council for strengthening and enhancing the economic status of persons experiencing poverty in the District.
The Commission shall approve a poverty-reduction plan and submit it to the Mayor and the Council. The first poverty-reduction plan shall set forth feasible, practical actions to achieve at least a 50% reduction in the District's rate of persons in poverty by 2026. Subsequent plans shall establish five-year goals for substantially reducing the rate of persons living in poverty.
The Commission shall be composed of 19 appointed by the Mayor and eight ex-officio members.
The Commission’s 19 appointed members shall include:
11 at-large Representatives who have experience in public policy or programs addressing poverty; and Eight ward Representatives who have experienced poverty within the previous three years.