Dear Friends of LIHI,
We regret to announce that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel our October 30th Gala at the Four Seasons. However, while we must put off the festivities for a year, we still need your support. The Gala & Auction raises funds that fill funding gaps for LIHI’s programs—Tiny House Villages, Urban Rest Stops, Supportive Services.
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Without Gala and Auction funds, here are the impacts:
• Fewer Tiny Houses and Villages to provide shelter to those with none.
• Fewer case managers to help our clients find jobs, housing, and services.
• Fewer days and hours we have the Urban Rest Stops open.
LIHI’s Tiny House Program is wonderfully effective shelter for pandemic conditions. Unlike traditional shelters, each resident has a separate space to sleep and live, helping to flatten the curve. We haven’t had a single confirmed case of Covid-19 in our villages! This year we opened our first village in Tacoma and are working to open three more villages before winter starts.
Pictured: New residents of Interbay Village
LIHI Supportive Services programs provide our residents with case management that helps them secure education, employment, permanent housing, and other crucial services.
Pictured: We hired a full-time teacher to set up a learning pod to help our students not fall behind at Meadowbrook Apartments in Seattle. Remote learning is difficult for many low-income families.
Our three Urban Rest Stops are operating at full capacity during Covid-19 while other facilities have closed around the city. We provide hot showers, bathrooms, laundry, and services that can make the difference between health and sickness, life and death, and getting a job or not. The city of Seattle covers only 77% of our costs.
Pictured: Client at downtown Urban Rest Stop
|LIHI provides essential services during the pandemic and we have never been busier! Next year—our 30th Anniversary!—we’ll return to fun and friends and fine dining with our biggest Gala and Auction ever, but for now, we humbly ask for your support to get through this challenging time.|
Gift of $2,500 pays for a tiny house
Gift of $1,250 pays for half a tiny house
Gift of $500 pays for the water and electricity at the Urban Rest Stops for a week.
Gift of $250 will fund case managers to secure housing for people living in tiny houses
Gift of $100 will pay for a learning pod for low income and formerly homeless students
Gift of $50 Will help pay for emergency food and PPE for seniors and homeless people
Any gift helps. We are grateful for your donation.
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or mail check made out to “LIHI Gala” to:
Attn: Fund Development
1253 S. Jackson St. Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144
|Thank you for your support!|
Formerly homeless women, now living in tiny house villages in Seattle, share their stories in this extraordinary short video produced by filmmaker Steve Rowland.
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Tiny Houses are safe, sturdy structures that protect homeless individuals and families who are faced with sleeping on the streets in unsheltered and unsafe conditions. Your gift funds critical village amenities such as electricity, shower and laundry facilities, and case management to help residents find permanent housing and employment.
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LIHI is raising funds for our Tiny House Village program through the USA Today’s “A Community Thrives” CrowdRise campaign. Want to join us in making a difference? LIHI needs your help to support new and existing Tiny House Villages and provide case management for our residents to help them find permanent housing and connect to needed social services. Your donation will help us be eligible for a grant of up to $100,000 and other incentive prizes. Please visit our campaign site and donate today and help LIHI combat homelessness!
Dear Friend of LIHI,
This is a magical time of the year. We wish you and your family Peace and Joy! Thank you for helping people who need shelter, housing and a friendly place to shower and wash clothes.
At LIHI as we enter our 28th year, we continue to provide innovative solutions to the housing and homelessness crisis. With your support, we are grateful for:
The City of Seattle supports 66% of the costs of operating Urban Rest Stops and we have to raise $430,000. Your gift will help keep the Rest Stops open: you can help thousands of people get ready for work, school, and other activities!
Please consider a year-end gift to the Low Income Housing Institute to support life-changing programs.
Warmly and best wishes for the holidays!
Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung saw a problem and did something about it. They built a tiny house to give shelter to someone who needed it. Watch them build it. Watch their gala speech at LIHI’s recent Gala.