The Eastside Human Services Forum advocates primarily at the state level of government for legislation and funding solutions that strengthen the system of diverse and integrated services needed for our Eastside communities to thrive.
EHSF prioritizes issues that fit within the four categories below as well as a few priorities that cut across all categories.
- Support Access to Basic Needs and Health Services
- Make Homelessness Rare, Brief and One-Time by Making Housing More Accessible
- Support Older Adults and People with Disabilities
- Strengthen Early Learning and Youth Services
Here is our 2021 State Legislative Agenda. As part of collecting input on 2021 state priorities, the EHSF Legislative Committee conducted a survey and co-hosted a legislative advocacy event.
With the massive projected budget deficit, state investments in human services are at great risk. In response, the EHSF Board sent this letter to Governor Inslee, members of the state legislature and key staff:
Below are the priorities from the past state legislative session:
CLICK HERE for a list of Eastside legislators and congressional members.