Bill aims to help homeless and foster care college students
January 20, 2022
mmunity and technical colleges across the state will get help if HB 1601 becomes law.
The bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help with laundry storage, shower facilities, locker rooms, food banks, technology, reduced-price meals or meal plans, case management services and short-term housing/housing assistance.
Not addressing the problem “results in people not being able to graduate or go onto a career. It hurts our students, our institutions and our local communities,” Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, said Jan. 11 during the Hou...