Everyone needs a stable foundation to thrive.
We advance equitable strategies to support people experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Did you know?
- Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and individuals of multiple races experience homelessness at higher rates than white individuals.1
- At least 13,000 young people in Washington State are without a safe and stable place to call home. 2
- In our state, 37% of those identified as experiencing homelessness or housing instability in 2018 were in households with at least one adult and one minor.3
1 Washington State Department of Health, 2018 Washington State Health Assessment, Homelessness & Inadequate Housing
2 Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection, 2018 Progress Report
3 Washington State Department of Commerce, July 2018 Snapshot of Homelessness in WA
Washington Youth & Families Fund
Our statewide grantmaking through this fund enables us to identify and advance strategies to help underserved communities move out of homelessness and into stable housing.
Key Learnings from the Equitable Homeless System Design Project
Building off our learnings from the 10-year Family Homelessness Initiative and with additional funding from...
New project aims to reduce homelessness for young people exiting systems of care
Through the Youth Diversion Infrastructure Project (YDIP), Building Changes and A Way Home Washington are...
Washington State Diversion Study: A Study of Diversion Services for Families
Diversion is an approach that homeless response systems can use to help people quickly resolve...
Building Changes 2023 Legislative Agenda
Building Changes advances equitable responses to housing crises that impact children, youth, and families, with...
Q & A: Why healing services are necessary for homeless/housing support
Washington’s families who are experiencing homelessness need more than housing alone to successfully exit homelessness...