LIHI has entered into an exciting partnership with Chief Seattle Club (CSC) for a new Tiny House Village in Ballard called Raven Village! LIHI is developing the site in consultation with CSC and Seattle City Light. CSC will operate the village and provide supportive services for the villagers. This will be CSC's second tiny house village in addition to Eagle Village in SODO.
Raven Village is forecast to open in mid-May next to the Ballard Food Bank at 1414 NW Leary Way.
In a letter to the community, Executive Director of Chief Seattle Club Derrick Belgarde wrote, "Our members are mostly homeless and unhoused American Indians and Alaskan Natives, representing well over 100 tribes throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. The AI/AN community makes up less than one percent of our King County population, yet comprises over 15 percent of people experiencing homelessness in the county...This project will have an immeasurable and positive impact on our Urban Native relatives and families."
Raven village will provide 23 tiny houses with insulation, heat, air conditioning, and a locking door, and will house 28 people at a time who are predominantly unsheltered American Indian and Alaskan Native singles, couples, and people with pets. It will include community kitchen and hygiene facility with restrooms, showers, and laundry.
Chief Seattle Club will provide 24/7 staff to manage the site and CSC's onsite case management will help clients obtain permanent housing, employment, health care and traditional wellness, access to education and other supportive services.
Raven Village will serve as a vital addition to the terrific programs that Chief Seattle Club provides, including Eagle Village, three permanent housing properties, and an expanded mix of traditional wellness and supportive services. LIHI is thrilled to work with CSC and help make this village a reality!
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