The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), in partnership with the Seattle Word of God Church and King County, is proposing a tiny house village to provide shelter, safety, and community for individuals, couples, and families experiencing homelessness in Skyway.
The village will include up to 40 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 proposed site will be titled Progressive Skyway Village and is located at 12429 56th Place S, Seattle, WA 98178.
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.
Community Meeting: View the recording of our virtual community meeting held on Nov. 19 via Zoom here. The meeting was attended by Seattle Word of God Church leaders, Skyway Coalition, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay’s office, King County staff, LIHI, and community members.
Questions / concerns / feedback? View Frequently Asked Questions about the project here. If you have additional questions, concerns, or feedback, please contact Josh Castle, LIHI Community Engagement Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.