Ending homelessness will result in healthier communities, stronger families and success in school for our children. The investments we have made in homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing have made Washington State a national leader in addressing homelessness. Our investments and expertise have also prepared us for the surge in homelessness we are and will continue to experience during this recession. We work year round to retain the level of housing and services currently available to homeless and at risk households and expand these resources where possible.
But we can’t do it alone.
You can help us build the political will to end homelessness in Washington State by joining our statewide grassroots advocacy network. Simply sign up for Legislative Alerts using the form to the left. You will receive alerts to contact your legislators about bills and budget items, important information about our budget and policy priorities, and media coverage on homelessness throughout the year. Find out more information about our state and federal budget and policy priorities using the links to the left.
Become Politically Active
- REGISTER TO VOTE!
- Identify and contact your state legislators
- Track the status of a bill moving through the legislature
- Find out about public hearings and committee meetings in Olympia
- Visit the Washington State Budget and Policy Center to learn more about the state budget process
- Identify and contact your US Senators and Representatives
WSCH receives updates and alerts on federal legislation affecting homelessness, and advocates for funding and public policy that supports our mission to end homelessness. The following links will take you to nationwide homelessness advocacy organizations’ websites.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Policy and Advocacy Center on Homelessness