Student Homelessness

Schoolhouse Washington

About one in every 25 students K-12 students in Washington state is homeless – and the prevalence of student homelessness is growing faster in Washington state than the national average.

The traumas associated with being homeless have detrimental effects on a student’s ability to succeed at school.

Schoolhouse Washington is a Building Changes project to improve housing stability and advance educational success for the more than 40,000 students in our state who experience homelessness. We communicate the urgency of student homelessness to practitioners, policymakers and the public, with a particular focus on school districts, community nonprofits and funders from across the entire state.