Research Report Evaluation of the Student and Family Stability Initiative
Final Report
Martha M. Galvez, Amanda Gold, Sara McTarnaghan
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The King County Housing Authority (KCHA), in partnership with the Highline School District and the nonprofit social service organization Neighborhood House, launched the Student and Family Stability Initiative (SFSI) pilot program in 2013 to provide housing and employment supports to homeless and unstably housed families with children enrolled in Highline elementary schools. In 2016, KCHA contracted with the Urban Institute (Urban) to conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the program’s first three pilot years. This evaluation documents how SFSI works, who it serves, and how well it helps participants achieve housing stability. This report synthesizes findings from data collection conducted over approximately 10 months that included document review, interviews with SFSI stakeholders, and analysis of program and other relevant KCHA administrative data.

This report was updated in July 2018 to correct the year that Moving to Work launched as referenced in box 1.

Research Areas Education Children and youth Housing Child welfare
Tags K-12 education Homelessness Child welfare School-based partnerships and services Kids in context
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center