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Analysis, ideas, and advocacy to end student homelessness

 

Stability

More than 35,000 students experienced homelessness during the 2014-15 school
year. These students are living in motels,
shelters, and campgrounds.   

Data Driven

Schoolhouse Washington is a platform
to highlight Columbia Legal Services'
data driven efforts to end child and youth homelessness.​

Partners

Partner with advocates to receive
updates and join efforts dedicated to
ending child and youth homelessness.

Who is Homeless?
Federal law (“the McKinney-Vento Act”) defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Student Homelessness Across Washington State Increases 12% (2016)
This week, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) reported that 35,511 students were homeless in the 2014-15 school year[...]
Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act Signed into Law! (2016)
After years of advocacy and community partnership, HB-1682, the Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act has been signed into law[...]