Amazon Web Services & LIHI Tiny House Village Partnership
Amazon Web Services volunteers have entered into an exciting partnership with LIHI to help our region’s homeless residents to build tiny houses and create new tiny house villages.
As an AWS employee you can support this effort with your hands or your wallets or both.
To volunteer, please __________
To donate, please visit the donation page: Amazon Supports Tiny Houses!
Tiny House Village Program Overview
In partnership with the Cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Bellingham, and with faith communities and building trade organizations throughout the State of Washington, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is one of the largest providers of tiny house village shelters in the nation, ensuring that people’s experience in homelessness is as safe, dignified, and brief as possible.
Tiny houses offer tremendous benefits over tents – they are safe, weatherproof, and lockable – and the communities that we help build allow residents to reclaim their dignity and get on a path to housing in a supportive village environment. Tiny House villages serve populations not well served by traditional shelters: families, couples, people with pets, and people averse to sheltering in the same room as others.
Each tiny house has electricity, overhead light, and a heater. Each tiny house village has kitchen and restroom facilities, onsite showers and laundry, a counseling office, and a welcome/security hut where donations of food, clothing, and hygiene items can be dropped off.
- LIHI Tiny House Village Program Brochure
- Short film: “Women, Tiny Houses, and Locking Doors”
- Video of two young girls who built a house