Olympia, WA – The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) in partnership with Interfaith Works have started construction on Martin Way Housing & Shelter, located at 161 Pattison St. NE, Olympia. This 5-story, new construction affordable rental building includes 65 permanent supportive housing units for homeless people operated by Low Income Housing Institute and a 60-bed 24/7 enhanced shelter on the ground floor operated by Interfaith Works (IW). Construction broke ground on Nov
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Seattle, WA – In response to Seattle Mayor Durkan’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency in the fight against COVID-19, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is opening Lakefront Community House, an enhanced shelter located at 600 North 130th St. in the Bitter Lake neighborhood of Seattle. Lakefront Community House will have 24/7 staff, on-site case management and will shelter homeless individuals and couples referred by the city’s Navigation Team. “Many homeless seniors and tho
Seattle, WA – In response to Seattle Mayor Durkan’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency in the fight against COVID-19, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is opening a new tiny house village located at 612 22nd Ave (22nd & E. Cherry) in the Central Area on land owned by The Christ Spirit Church. In addition, LIHI is doubling the size of Lake Union Village (LUV) located at 800 Aloha St. in South Lake Union. A total of 50 new tiny houses will shelter up to 60 people experiencin
Urgent Need for Toilet Paper and Cleaning Supplies during COVID-19 Response Seattle, WA – Amid the current public health crisis, government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations are working to keep unhoused people in Seattle healthy and safe. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak by partnering with the City of Seattle and construction partners to quickly move ahead in expanding Tiny House Villages (THVs). Find more details
Tuesday, Seattle City Council made history and voted to amend the original permitted encampment ordinance that allows for three city-sanctioned encampments, imposes various time regulations and zoning restrictions, and was set to sunset next month. The amended ordinance passed with a 6-1 vote just in time! Voting yes were Councilmembers Kshama Sawant (bill sponsor), Lisa Herbold, Debora Juarez, Andrew Lewis, Tammy Morales, and Dan Strauss. Councilmembers Lorena González and T
The Low Income Housing Institute has apartments available to lease at its new An Lạc building located at 1253 S. Jackson Street Seattle, WA 98144. If you are interested in leasing an apartment, please call (206) 324-1774 or visit https://lihi.org/an-lac/ for more information about this property. An Lạc means tranquility in Vietnamese. An Lạc Apartments features 69 units, including studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a 6-story building in Little Saigon. The project ser
PLEASE JOIN US! NESBIT FAMILY HOUSING – Development Proposal The project proposes to build 118 units of affordable workforce housing in a 7-story rental development at 8620 Nesbit Ave. N., a mid-block site bounded by Aurora Ave to the west and Nesbit to the east. Right of Way improvements along Aurora Ave will be included in the development. Developer: Low Income Housing Institute
Dear Friend of LIHI, This is a magical time of the year. We wish you and your family Peace and Joy! Thank you for helping people who need shelter, housing and a friendly place to shower and wash clothes. At LIHI as we enter our 28th year, we continue to provide innovative solutions to the housing and homelessness crisis. With your support, we are grateful for: SHOWERS, RESTOOMS, and LAUNDRY for homeless people at three Urban Rest Stops located in downtown Seattle, Ballard and
Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung saw a problem and did something about it. They built a tiny house to give shelter to someone who needed it. Watch them build it. Watch their gala speech at LIHI’s recent Gala. #News
On June 1st, a dedication ceremony was held in Olympia for Billy Frank Jr. Place, which features 43 new affordable apartments serving homeless veterans, homeless young adults, disabled individuals, and other members of the community. Located at 318 State Ave NE. Top Middle: Willie Frank (Billy Frank Jr.’s son) and Sharon Lee with the Nisqually Canoe Family, who performed traditional songs to bless the opening of Billy Frank Jr. Place Friends, family, members of the Nisqually
Tiny House Village Gets Heat Thanks to Donations Seattle, WA – Nickelsville Othello Village, a city-sanctioned tiny house village serving homeless families and individuals received a significant quality of life upgrade as heat and electricity have been installed in all the tiny houses. Heat, light and electrical outlets were made possible due to generous donations from individuals, foundations and organizations. Currently 61 people live in Othello Village, including 50 adults