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

One in every 27 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.

Schoolhouse Washington recommends key change to state’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan
YOUR VOICE NEEDED: Ask the state to include students experiencing homelessness in its plan to improve graduation rates. Public comments accepted until February 15.
Number of K-12 students experiencing homelessness in Washington state keeps climbing
School districts across Washington state have identified 39,671 K-12 students as having experienced homelessness during the 2015-16 school year – an 11.7 percent increase over the previous year and more than double the number from just eight years ago.
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.