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Policy Agenda

Our Policy Agenda guides our policy and advocacy work to end family homelessness.

Compass Family Services is committed to leveraging the lived experience of the families in our programs and the deep institutional knowledge of our program staff to inform and improve the local, state and federal systems that serve homeless and at-risk families.

Our Policy Agenda and Strategic Plan guide our policy and advocacy work to end family homelessness. Reflected below are Compass’ Policy Agenda and Strategic Plan from 2020 - 2022. These guiding documents will be updated for the years 2023-2025 in the coming months; please check back soon.

Stronger in Partnership: 

Compass advocates for bold systems change in coalition and collaboration with other stakeholders and community leaders in San Francisco, California, and nationally. Compass leverages our public policy impact by participating in the following coalitions:  

Compass Priority State Legislation 2023: 

Compass is enthusiastic to support legislation related to strengthening services across the continuum of care for families at risk of, or currently homeless. This legislative cycle, Compass is supporting the following proposals. Click on the proposal name to read a letter of support:

(Luz Rivas)

Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program: Homelessness Accountability Act


California Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion Program 


Tenancy and Security Deposits

AB 1352


Childcare: statewide pilot policies: individaulized country childcare subsidy plans

To learn more about California’s legislative and budget cycle, check out the California Alliance of Child and Family Services Legislative and Budget Training and California Budget and Policy Center. Or, email us!

Compass City/County of San Francisco Budget Advocacy FY 23-24:

Compass supports City Budget proposals to strengthen the emergency homeless response system. In the 2023-2024 budget advocacy cycle, Compass is advocating in partnership with our sister organizations across the Homeless Emergency Response System (HESPA) to pursue $41,191,793 in cross-departmental funding to strengthen the city’s homelessness public safety net programs.

Read more about the HESPA Budget Proposal for FY 23-24 here.

Read Homeless Emergency Services Providers Association (HESPA)’s Five-Point Racial and Economic Justice Agenda:

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If you have any questions or feedback about Compass' Policy work, please contact Hope Kamer, Director of Policy and External Affairs at

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