The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), in partnership with Road2Home and the City of Bellingham, is developing a tiny house village to provide shelter, safety, and community for individuals, couples, and families experiencing homelessness in Bellingham, with an emphasis on medically fragile and 55+ individuals.
The village will include up to 36 tiny houses along with a community kitchen, hygiene facilities, case management, and 24/7 staffing. Each tiny house is 8 feet by 12 feet, is insulated, and has heat, electricity, and a locking door. Case managers will work with residents to help them obtain housing, employment, health care, child care, and other services, and get on a path to long-term housing, stability, and self-sufficiency.
The site is located at the corner of Lakeway Drive and Old Woburn Street by the Lakeway Community Garden.
Community Meeting: Watch the recording of the virtual community meeting held on March 11 at 6pm via Zoom here. The meeting was attended by Road2Home, City of Bellingham staff, LIHI, and community members.
Community Advisory Committee: A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is forming to oversee the progress of the village, check in on operations and resident services, address any topics of interest to the surrounding neighbors, and provide advisory input. The CAC is comprised of community stakeholders such as neighbors, community and faith leaders, local businesses, service providers, and others. The CAC will meet monthly for about an hour to an hour and a half, and virtually at this time.
If you wish to apply to be a member of the CAC, please email Josh Castle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions / concerns / feedback? If you have additional questions, concerns, or feedback, please contact Josh Castle, LIHI Community Engagement Director, at email@example.com.
How can I get involved, volunteer or donate?
Visit Road2Home’s website here to learn more about how to volunteer or donate!