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Tiny House Shelter Program in Tukwila
Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) are planning to develop a tiny house shelter of up to 28 houses to provide enhanced shelter, safety, and community for individuals and couples currently living outside in Tukwila.
The shelter 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 shelter will include 24/7 operational and security staff through the Low Income Housing Institute along with onsite LIHI case management to help program participants obtain permanent housing, employment, health care, and other services.
The shelter 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 shelter program will serve as a stepping stone from homelessness to permanent housing with a 6 month goal for program participants to move into permanent housing working with LIHI case management.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will live here?
This shelter will serve people experiencing homelessness in Tukwila including individuals, couples & people with pets. All program participants 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 shelter opening.
What services will be available?
On-site staff will provide day-to-day management of the shelter. Each program participant 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 program participant gets secure stable, long-term housing as quickly as possible. The shelter includes daily hot meals, laundry, showers, bathrooms, large kitchen facility, and more.
Who do I call if I have a question or concern?
The shelter is committed to being a good neighbor. While the shelter is being planned and developed, you can contact LIHI Community Engagement Director Josh Castle at email@example.com or (206) 334-0508. Once the shelter 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 shelter 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.