Read The Community Housing Caucus Recommendations
to the Mayor and City Council

Help Fund Tiny Houses for the Homeless!
Press release
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"Tiny Houses" from donation category drop down menu

The Low Income Housing Institute invites you to an

Open House & Celebration of the:

Ballard Urban Rest Stop

What’s behind the gate?  It’s the Low Income Housing Institute’s new Ballard Urban Rest Stop!  We’ll be opening the doors on Thursday, October 1st for the community, friends, and supporters to see our beautiful new hygiene center for homeless residents of Ballard.  Please drop in any time from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at 2014 NW 57th Street, Seattle.  There will be a brief program at 4:30pm.  


LIHI’s third Urban Rest Stop provides homeless residents of Ballard with free showers, laundry, and other hygiene services, plus referrals to housing and services. The facility will be open to patrons starting Monday October 12th.  Services will be provided Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 2:30pm.


To support the Ballard Urban Rest Stop, click the button below and select  "Urban Rest Stop - Ballard" from the donation category drop down menu.


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Agreement Reached for Tiny House Village
in Seattle’s Central District

July 31, 2015

Seattle, WA - A new tiny house community will be coming to 22nd and E Union St. in Seattle’s Central District this fall. Property owner, the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, has reached an agreement with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Nickelsville to house the tiny house village on church-owned land.  Read full press release (click) 

Help fund a Tiny House!  The materials to build a tiny house cost just $1,800, so every donation goes a long way to building a home.  To donate, click here or the photo below and select Tiny Houses from the donation category menu.


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