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Tiny House Village For Homeless Women Opened in Seattle

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Over the past three years, Seattle has led the country in piloting this response to the homelessness crisis. There are now 10 tiny house villages located throughout Seattle on government, private, nonprofit, and church-owned properties.

The villages are sponsored by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), where I am executive director, and nine tiny house villages receive financial support from the City of Seattle.

We’ve come to see that tiny house villages are an effective crisis response to homelessness, and have proven to be a rapid, cost-effective response with better outcomes than traditional shelters.

YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City

To build this entire village for homeless women it took a crew of mostly women

YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City
YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City

The community provided a supply full of toileteries, a warm bed and a hand painted front door

YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City
YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City
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YouTube | KCAU-TV Sioux City

Watch more about this initiative here

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Via shelterforce

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