The Low Income Housing
Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income,
homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State; advocates for just
housing policies at the local and national levels; and administers a range of
supportive service programs to assist those we serve in maintaining stable
housing and increasing their self-sufficiency.
Founded in 1991, LIHI
has grown to be one of the most productive affordable housing developers
in the Northwest. LIHI owns and/or manages over 1,700 housing units at
sites in six counties throughout the Puget Sound region. Eighty
percent of LIHI housing is reserved for households earning less than 30
percent of the area median household income.
LIHI provides a variety of supportive services to help residents maintain their housing and develop self-sufficiency. Our efforts include providing residents with case management, life skills training, technology access and training, financial literacy training and savings programs, and activities for some of the more than 500 children in LIHI housing.
LIHI also owns and
operates the Urban Rest Stop, a much-needed hygiene facility for
homeless individuals and families located in downtown Seattle, serves
approximately 5,000 unduplicated individuals each year. The