The Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act: Stabilizing Homeless Students in their Schools and Communities

Published: March 21, 2017

During the 2015-2016 academic year, school districts across the state of Washington identified 39,671 K-12 students as experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Students Stability and Opportunity Gap Act (HSSA) is an innovative state program that stabilizes students in both their schools and in their communities by providing $2 million worth of competitive grants through the Department of Commerce and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Learn which school districts and community organizations received the competitive grants and how they can use their funds to increase supports for students experiencing homelessness.


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