Instills a culture where data informs and influences every practice, policy and funding decision related to family and youth homelessness.
The more we learn about family and youth homelessness, the better prepared we are to address it.
Robust data gives us a better understanding of the various strategies we are employing to combat homelessness—and their impacts. Data also helps clarify the needs of families and youth experiencing homelessness—allowing us to advocate more effectively on their behalf.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and key leaders in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, Building Changes currently is leading a Data-Driven Culture initiative in the three counties to strengthen the systems for collecting and processing data on family homelessness—and to ingrain a culture where data analysis drives every important decision related to family homelessness.
By harnessing the full potential of data that counties already collect, we can make family and youth homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in Washington state.