Support our state policy priorities.
The long 105-day state legislative session ended on Sunday, April 23. While budgets were tight this year as revenue is down, there were still a lot of wins for students, youth, and families experiencing homelessness:
- The Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP) received an additional $4.6 million in a mix of ongoing and one-time funding for a total of $9 million for the program.
- The Washington Youth and Families Fund (WYFF) received an additional $1 million in one-time funding for a total of $5 million for the fund.
- The passage of House Bill 1622, which helps improve the Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP).
We are extremely grateful that legislators included this additional funding for HSSP and WYFF because it means that school districts and community-based organizations across the state will have more resources to support students, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. We also appreciate the significant support we received from partners, grantees, and advocates across the state who took action and helped us advance our funding requests this session. Thank you!