State Strategic Plan, Annual Reports and Audits

The Department of Commerce is responsible for a State Strategic Plan and Annual Report to the Legislature on Washington’s efforts to address homelessness. The plan is a five-year roadmap identifying state and county activities and goals, while the report highlights accomplishments and course adjustments. Plan and report requirements are in RCW 43.185c.

State Strategic Plan

Pursuant to RCW 43.185C, Commerce will publish the 2024-2029 State Homeless Housing Strategic Plan by September 2024.

This page will share developments related to the plan and the accompanying guidance for local jurisdictions’ homeless housing plans (RCW 43.185C.050).

2024-2029 State Homeless Housing Strategic Plan

On April 30, 2024, Commerce released a draft of the 2024-2029 State Homeless Housing Strategic Plan. The draft is available below.

Public comments accepted May 1, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Commerce invites interested parties to provide public comment. Comments can be submitted by attending an online listening session, filling out an online web form, or email. Per Chapter 42.56 RCW, all comments submitted are public records and may be subject to public disclosure.

Register for online Listening Sessions (Zoom):

  • May 13, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • June 3, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Attendees seeking a reasonable accommodation that could support their attendance should notify Commerce through the Zoom meeting registration form or email at least 72 hours in advance.
Submit public comments on the draft plan:

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Local Plan Guidance​

2025-2030 Local Homeless Housing Plan Guidance

Pursuant to RCW 43.185C, Commerce will prepare and publish final local homeless housing plan guidance by September 2024. Local governments must submit their adopted local homeless housing plans to Commerce no later than December 2025.

Commerce released a draft of the guidance document for local government homeless housing plans on April 30, 2024.

Public comments accepted May 1, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Commerce invites interested parties to provide public comment. Comments can be submitted through an online web form or email. Per Chapter 42.56 RCW, all comments submitted are public records and may be subject to public disclosure.

Submit public comments on the draft local plan guidance:

2019-2024 Local Homeless Housing Plan Guidance

Contact

Oliver Crain, Deputy Managing Director
Homelessness Assistance Unit
Email: Oliver.Crain@Commerce.wa.gov