Having a stable home provides us with a foundation for good health, quality education, and success in life. That’s why Building Changes pushes for equitable responses to homelessness and works statewide to ensure that children, youth, and families can get the support they need to maintain housing stability and to thrive.
During the 2024 Washington legislative session beginning January 8, we will continue to advocate for effective statewide programs and policies that support the unique needs of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. Our legislative agenda reflects a thoughtful and strategic approach to addressing pressing issues affecting our entire community. Your participation is crucial in moving forward these policies that impact our shared future. Together, let’s make the most of the 60-day session to build a more resilient, equitable, and thriving Washington!
Our 2024 Legislative Priorities
Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP)
Invest an ongoing $2.6 million in HSSP to sustain support for students and families experiencing homelessness. Learn more about HSSP.
Maternity Support Services (MSS)
Ensure that MSS continues to be supportive and beneficial for pregnant and post-partum persons experiencing homelessness. Learn more about integrating housing services with MSS.
Invest in behavioral health supports for children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.
Continue to support our partners’ work in education, housing, and racial equity.
How You Can Make a Difference
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- Advocate: Stay tuned for our action alerts and opportunities to engage with policymakers and express your support for our legislative priorities.
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- Learn More: Take a look at our wins from the 2023 legislative session.