On September 1st, the Nickelsville homeless encampment was evicted
from it's two year home on W. Marginal Way. Nickelsville, LIHI, Food Lifeline, the Church Council of
Greater Seattle, and others came together to search for
a new home. Unable to find a single site that could
house all 100 residents, Nickelsville has split into
three sites: one in Skyway, one at 22nd and Union, and
one at LIHI's property at 2020 S. Jackson St., adjacent
to LIHI's newly opened low-income senior housing
Ernestine Anderson Place. The Missionary Tabernacle
Baptist Church is providing services and hosting
Nickelsville on our site. The site is housing 35
people, including 15 children.
Donations of warm clothing, blankets, pillows, diapers, tents, and tarps can be dropped off at the reception desk at the site. Tax-deductible donations to Nickelsville can be made through LIHI. Click HERE and designate your gift to Nickelsville.
Nickelsville will reside at 2020 S. Jackson for a year. The future plan for the property is for LIHI to construct 60 units of affordable workforce housing that will offer 15 studios, 20 one-bedroom, and 25 two-bedroom apartments. The ground floor will become the new home for LIHI's offices. The apartments will be rented at or below 60% of the King County Area Median Income (AMI). Households at 60% AMI earn approximately $36,000 - $52,000 (depending on household size).