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Tiny House Village Program in Tukwila

Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) are planning to develop a tiny house village of up to 28 houses to provide enhanced shelter, safety, and community for individuals and couples currently living outside in Tukwila.

The village will be located on the church property at 14925 Interurban Ave S.

LIHI hosted a virtual community meeting about the Miracle Temple site on June 15 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

The tiny houses will be fully insulated, with heat, electricity and a locking door and will provide high quality shelter for about 35 unhoused Tukwila neighbors. The village will include 24/7 operational and security staff through the Low Income Housing Institute along with onsite LIHI case management to help residents obtain permanent housing, employment, health care, and other services.

The village will include a large community kitchen, a hygiene facility with laundry, showers, and bathrooms, staff offices, other community spaces and will be surrounded by a cedar fence. Referrals will be made by local Tukwila agencies of Tukwila neighbors living unsheltered. The Tukwila tiny house village program will serve as a stepping stone from homelessness to permanent housing with a 6 month goal for residents to move into permanent housing working with LIHI case management. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will live here? 

This village will serve people experiencing homelessness in Tukwila including individuals, couples & people with pets. All villagers will abide by a Code of Conduct with a set of rules fostering safety, respect, and responsibility.

Who makes referrals? 

Local Tukwila agencies and providers including the church will provide referrals of people living outside in Tukwila. The agencies will be determined closer to village opening.

What services will be available? 

On-site staff will provide day-to-day management of the village. Each villager is required to meet with their case manager to access services including housing navigation, help with employment, healthcare, etc. The goal of the program is for case managers to help each villager secure stable, long-term housing as quickly as possible. The village includes daily hot meals, laundry, showers, bathrooms, large kitchen facility, and more.  

Who do I call if I have a question or concern?

The village is committed to being a good neighbor. While the village is being planned and developed, you can contact LIHI Community Engagement Director Josh Castle at josh.castle@lihi.org or (206) 334-0508. Once the village opens, there will be a regular on-site staff contact with posted phone number and email.

 

Will there be on-going community input?

A Community Advisory Council (CAC) will be formed of nearby neighbors, local businesses, and other community stakeholders to provide community oversight, input, and support to foster a successful village program and site. These meetings will be attended by LIHI operational and case management staff and others involved with the site. The CAC will meet monthly and all meetings are open to the public. If you would like more information or interested in serving on the CAC please contact Josh Castle.

Questions or Comments?

Please contact LIHI Community Engagement Director Josh Castle at:

josh.castle@lihi.org or 206-334-0508