What does the Washington State Department of Commerce do? The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more.
What does the Washington State Department of Revenue do? Revenue administers about 60 categories of taxes that help fund education, social services, health care, corrections, public safety, natural resource conservation, and other important services counted on by Washington residents.
What qualifies as homeless in Washington state? (12) “Homeless person” means an individual living outside or in a building not meant for human habitation or which they have no legal right to occupy, in an emergency shelter, or in a temporary housing program which may include a transitional and supportive housing program if habitation time limits exist.
Who is in charge of homelessness in Washington state? Washington State Department of Commerce Homelessness Assistance.