• Nathan Ellis-Brown

LIHI Gala Cancelled – We Need Your Help

We regret to announce that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel our October 30th Gala at the Four Seasons. However, while we must put off the festivities for a year, we still need your support. The Gala & Auction raises funds that fill funding gaps for LIHI’s programs—Tiny House Villages, Urban Rest Stops, Supportive Services. Click to donate online Without Gala and Auction funds, here are the impacts: • Fewer Tiny Houses and Villages to provide shelter to those with none. • Fewer case managers to help our clients find jobs, housing, and services. • Fewer days and hours we have the Urban Rest Stops open.


LIHI’s Tiny House Program is wonderfully effective shelter for pandemic conditions. Unlike traditional shelters, each resident has a separate space to sleep and live, helping to flatten the curve. We haven’t had a single confirmed case of Covid-19 in our villages! This year we opened our first village in Tacoma and are working to open three more villages before winter starts. Pictured: New residents of Interbay Village


LIHI Supportive Services programs provide our residents with case management that helps them secure education, employment, permanent housing, and other crucial services. Pictured: We hired a full-time teacher to set up a learning pod to help our students not fall behind at Meadowbrook Apartments in Seattle. Remote learning is difficult for many low-income families.


Our three Urban Rest Stops are operating at full capacity during Covid-19 while other facilities have closed around the city. We provide hot showers, bathrooms, laundry, and services that can make the difference between health and sickness, life and death, and getting a job or not. The city of Seattle covers only 77% of our costs. Pictured: Client at downtown Urban Rest Stop

LIHI provides essential services during the pandemic and we have never been busier! Next year—our 30th Anniversary!—we’ll return to fun and friends and fine dining with our biggest Gala and Auction ever, but for now, we humbly ask for your support to get through this challenging time. Gift of $2,500 pays for a tiny house Gift of $1,250 pays for half a tiny house Gift of $500 pays for the water and electricity at the Urban Rest Stops for a week. Gift of $250 will fund case managers to secure housing for people living in tiny houses Gift of $100 will pay for a learning pod for low income and formerly homeless students Gift of $50 Will help pay for emergency food and PPE for seniors and homeless people Any gift helps. We are grateful for your donation. Click to donate online or mail check made out to “LIHI Gala” to: LIHI Attn: Fund Development 1253 S. Jackson St. Suite A Seattle, WA 98144 Thank you for your support!
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