Schoolhouse Washington improves housing stability and advances educational success for students experiencing homelessness.

One in every 30 students in Washington state is homeless. A disproportionate number are young people of color.   

Communities are impacting student homelessness through innovative practices and effective policies. We’ve only just begun.

Stay apprised of the latest trends, results and advocacy efforts across our state. Be informed and exert your influence.

More help on the way for Tukwila students who are unstably housed
Building Changes has awarded a Schoolhouse Washington grant to the Tukwila School District to strengthen its ongoing efforts at helping students who are homeless or precariously housed.
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 Continues to Rise
This week, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) reported that 35,511 students were homeless in the 2014-15 school year[...]