House capital budget funds Rep. Dufault’s request to fight youth homelessness in Yakima County

A $2 million dollar request for Rod's House, sponsored by Rep. Jeremie Dufault, was included in the state House of Representative's supplemental capital budget released this week.

The money would be used to build a multi-use shelter for homeless teens and young adults. The shelter would include as many as 20 beds, as well as medical, educational and job training services. The facility would be located on Main Street in Union Gap.

“Rod's House has proven they can help solve youth homelessness,” said Dufault, R-Selah. “It is important for the state to support organizations like that.”

For more information about the shelter, contact Rod's House Executive Director Joshua Jackson at 512-695-9975.

The House of Representatives and the Senate will finalize the supplemental capital budget in the next two weeks. Dufault said he'll work with his colleagues to ensure the funding remains in place.

The project has bipartisan support. Dufault worked with longtime Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, on the funding request.


Washington State House Republican Communications