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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.

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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.

Grant Materials

Program Forms

Need Help

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).

Program Links

Resources

Contact Information

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.

Megan Kendig
Commerce HSSP Program Manager
megan.kendig@commerce.wa.gov
Cell: 360-401-5149