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HB 1928: Relating to the homeless youth population

HB 1928 requires WSIPP to conduct an analysis to identify characteristics, the average length of homelessness, and the number of homeless youth from birth to 10 years old, by consulting with government and nongovernmental organizations to identify the services homeless youth receive. Data from the homeless client management information system, automated client eligibility system, and other applicable state and local government sources should be included in the analysis.

An interim report is due by December 31, 2015, and a final report is due by June 30, 2016, and must include barriers youth and families face to access services; if available services meet their needs; are there services needed by this population but not available; the best practices from other states; and recommendations for the most cost-effective ways to support homeless youth. This expires July, 1, 2016.

This act is null and void if specific funding is not provided in the omnibus appropriations act by June, 30, 2015.