Provide More Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Provide More Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

More than 35,000 Washington students have been identified as homeless, and we know that housing instability hurts students’ ability to learn. 

The Homeless Student Stability Act will increase homeless student support through a competitive grant process for school districts to pilot increased identification of homeless students. The HSSA also creates a framework for a grant program linking homeless students and their families with stable housing located in the student’s school district. Partnerships will be data-driven and targeted to improve stability and academic performance of homeless students.

More than 35,000 Washington students have been identified as homeless, and we know that housing instability hurts students’ ability to learn. 

The Homeless Student Stability Act will increase homeless student support through a competitive grant process for school districts to pilot increased identification of homeless students. The HSSA also creates a framework for a grant program linking homeless students and their families with stable housing located in the student’s school district. Partnerships will be data-driven and targeted to improve stability and academic performance of homeless students.

Ensure That Homeless Students Get Needed Support

Please thank your lawmakers for passing the Homeless Student Stability Act, and ask them to make sure the final budget keeps funding for supporting homeless students. Be sure to mention why you care about this policy, whether it's because you are affiliated with a nonprofit or because a student you know has experienced homelessness.

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