U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore Sends Letter to Social Development Commission Board of Directors Following Closure


By - May 3rd, 2024 12:42 pm

After learning the Social Development Commission (SDC) closed its offices, which are all located in the 4th Congressional District, Congresswoman Moore sent a letter to SDC board of directors. In this letter, she raised several questions such as the status of its federal funds and the urgent need to communicate its closure to clients and vendors. She also wrote a letter to the Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeking their guidance on their process and to ensure that her constituents have access to the resources they need during this transitional period.

“From providing energy assistance to food aid, the Social Development Commission and its staff has helped secure critical services for my constituents, especially in times of need. I am troubled and saddened to learn of its closure because of how many of my constituents depend on its services, including on time-sensitive matters like tax filing assistance. I am also concerned about its financial discrepancies and support an investigation by HHS Inspector General. Our most vulnerable residents will hurt the most from this closure and it’s vital that SDC works to support their clients during this transition and provides proper communication to all who are impacted.”

Read the full text of the letter to SDC Board of Directors here.

Read the full text of the letter to the HHS Secretary Becerra here.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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One thought on “Congresswoman Gwen Moore Sends Letter to Social Development Commission Board of Directors Following Closure”

  1. kcoyromano@sbcglobal.net says:

    Thank you Congresswoman Moore for sharing that letter–one in which our community is wondering why the board did not put this information out to the public in the first place. I put a great deal of the blame for not only the shut down but for not providing adequate oversight and stewardship of these expenditures to begin with. This is a governance failure by the board and the quick shut down appears to be a CYA. If this matter can be resolved–and for all who need these programs and services–I hope it can. A new and capable board should be put in place that takes their responsibilities seriously.

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