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Homeless Service Workers in Washington State May Be Eligible for a $4000 Stipend

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Quick Facts

Staff who provide services to homeless and housing unstable people (“homeless service workers”) with an immediate economic need, an income at or below 80% of their county’s median income, and working at an eligible organization may be eligible for a $2000 stipend this fall and a second $2000 stipend six months after. This is a time-limited opportunity so individuals should apply soon!

Most WSCADV member programs are now included as eligible organizations. Even if your program’s name isn’t on the list yet, we strongly encourage people to apply anyway!

Who’s eligible?

  • Emergency shelter and transitional housing staff
  • Mobile outreach workers
  • Caseworkers
  • Peer advisors
  • Admin support and receptionists
  • Facility maintenance and custodial workers
  • Staff working directly with homeless youth
  • And more…

What is an “immediate economic need”?

  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utilities, household bills
  • Childcare
  • Medical & Mental Health expenses
  • Student loan payments
  • Transportation
  • Other basic necessities

Questions for WSCADV on these stipends? Contact Sarah Kendall. Learn more at