Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act, HB-1682, passes.

From the Press Release by Columbia Legal Services:

HB-1682 will make Washington the first state in the nation to implement a new and innovative grant program to promote the creation of state-level school-housing partnerships.

"School is the one place that is likely to catch homeless children and youth early and help prevent chronic homelessness," said Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), lead sponsor of the bill in the House. "This bill is inspired by the McCarver Elementary School program in Tacoma. When the program works, a housing dollar can be considered an education dollar."

Read more here.