Homeless Student Stability Program
The Legislature established the Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP) in 2016 with passage of the Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act, which amended state laws related to improving educational outcomes for homeless students through increased identification services, in-school supports and housing stability.
The HSSP grant provides housing support services to students and their families experiencing homelessness and unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness. The goals of the program are to:
- Provide educational stability for students experiencing homelessness by promoting housing stability
- Encourage the development and implementation of collaborative strategies between housing and education partners
- Encourage the development and implementation of evidence-informed strategies to address racial inequities among students and their families experiencing homelessness
HSSP grantees provide housing support, including diversion, housing navigation, financial and/or rent assistance, housing stability case management and other collaborative, strengths-based services.
- HSSP Interim Evaluation (PDF)
- HSSP Landlord Habitability Standards Certification (Word)
- HSSP Landlord Habitability Standards Certification in Spanish (Word)
- HSSP Verification of Household Eligibility (Word)
- HMIS Informed Consent Form (PDF)
- Self Declaration Form (Word)
- Certification of Payment Obligation/Potential Eviction for Family/Friend Form (Word)
- Certification of Payment Obligation/Potential Eviction for Family/Friend Form in Spanish (Word)
If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can find help using this list of Washington State Homeless Adult & Family Coordinated Entry Sites (PDF) or 211 Washington Information Network (web).
- Consolidated Homeless Grant
- Annual Point in Time Count
- Continuum of Care
- Emergency Solutions Grant
- Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
- HUD Section 811 Rental Assistance
- Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
- Homeless System Performance
- Office of Homeless Youth
- Homeless Councils
- Homeless Services Grantee Training
Commerce does not provide services directly to people who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness. Please refer to the “Need Help?” links above if you need individual assistance.