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CSDE Affiliate Hagopian Leads Study on Homelessness for WA State Legislature

Posted: 2/8/2021 (CSDE Research)

In preparation for start of the Washington State Legislative Session this winter, CSDE Affiliate Dr. Amy Hagopian authored a report on home sharing. This work resulted from a 2019-2021 directive by the Washington State Legislature to the University of Washington School of Public Health to study and develop a report on homesharing of privately owned residencies, to serve as a strategy to reduce housing instability by increasing the supply of low-cost rentals. As defined by the National Shared Housing Resource Center, homesharing is where two or more people share a home to their mutual benefit. The legislative proviso language required an analysis of homeshare programs across the country and similar initiatives in Washington state. The idea was to learn more about barriers, successes, best practices and policies; UW analysts were charged with making recommendations to establish and sustain homeshare programs in Washington. To read the full report, click here. Public feedback is also solicited through this form. 

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