Partners for Our Children

HB 2610 requires the state institute for public policy to conduct an analysis to identify characteristics of homeless youth. To do so, the Washington state institute for public policy shall consult with applicable governmental and nongovernmental organizations to identify homeless youth and services that they receive, including, but not limited to, data from the homeless client management information system, automated client eligibility system, and any other applicable state and local government sources. 

Further, HB 2610 states that the Washington state institute for public policy must pursue information gathering techniques with organizations that provide services to homeless youth and their families to identify barriers to accessing services, whether the services available meet the need of the homeless population, and whether there are services needed by this population that are not available. To the extent possible using these methods, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy will further identify the number of homeless youth in Washington State from birth to ten years old and the average length of homelessness for this population.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy must submit a report based on this analysis to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2014.

Substitute: As amended, HB 2610 directs the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to conduct an analysis to identify characteristics of the homeless youth population ages birth to 10 years of age.

Adds a null and void clause.