More communities now have the opportunity to be a part of the Anchor Community Initiative.

Anchor Communities Expansion Opportunity

With estimates of up to 15,000 young people in Washington experiencing homelessness, it is imperative that we grow our ability to do what we know works to put an end to youth and young adult homelessness. 

As part of the Anchor Community Initiative, you will have the opportunity to join other communities across the state that are proving you can end youth and young adult homelessness; your community will be part of a national model.

Please note the submission date for the Expression of Interest, as well as opportunities to learn more:

 October 12, 2021    The Expression of Interest is available to all interested Washington communities.


October 13, 2021    4:00 PM View the recording of the Informational Webinar about the EOI, hosted by A Way Home Washington and the Washington State Office of Homeless Youth.

 November 4, 2021  3:00 PM – Zoom Q&A session about the EOI, with guest speakers from the current Anchor Communities. Register here.

 During the Open EOI Period Check the Expression of Interest FAQs regularly for updated information and responses to questions.           

 November 19, 2021 5:00 PM Final submissions of Expressions of Interest are DUE.

 We hope you will give serious consideration to this opportunity. Please reach out to us with questions at