August 2015 

Agreement Reached for Tiny House Village

in Seattle's Central District

A new tiny house community will be coming to 22nd and E Union St. in Seattle's Central District this fall. Property owner, the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, has reached an agreement with the LIHI and Nickelsville to house the tiny house village on church-owned land.


The agreement allows up to 15 tiny houses and a restroom pavilion to be located at 1419 22nd Avenue. The project is meant to provide safe housing for individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness. The village will be managed by Nickelsville in partnership with LIHI who will provide case management services and additional assistance to help move the residents into permanent housing. The project was developed as an innovative crisis response to homelessness by moving people into tiny houses instead of tents.  Read Full Press Release


Upper Left and Right:  Tiny House built by Tulalip Tribes.  Lower Left:  Tiny House built by YouthBuild.  Lower Right:  One of many possible tiny house designs.

South Lake Union Block Party Benefits LIHI!

Friday August 7th from 11am to 11pm - Free!

Denny Way/Westlake Ave 



Come join the fun and help out LIHI at this year's South Lake Union Block Party.  Music, food, games and fun all day.  Beer Garden, Savor SLU, and SLU's Best Burger Grilling Competition proceeds benefit LIHI.  Visit our booth to learn about our Tiny Houses project, blow some bubbles, or pick up a hammer and a paint brush and complete a construction project with your friends, family and kids.  Vulcan is matching up to $3,000 in donations to LIHI made at our booth!  


For more event details visit SLU Block Party.



Singer Mary McBride Returns to LIHI

with 2 Free Shows 

The internationally acclaimed Home Tour returns with singer-songwriter Mary McBride on August 21st and 22nd. McBride will perform with her band on August 21st at Ernestine Anderson Place (2010 S. Jackson St.) and on August 22nd at the Frye Apartments (223 Yesler Way).  Friday's show begins at 6pm and will include LIHI residents Tony Mack, Anthony Edwards and Michael Dare as openers.  Saturday's show begins at 3pm and will feature a resident talent show.  Both shows are free and open to the public.


Our auction team is busy procuring fabulous items for you to bid on at our Annual Gala & Auction.  If you can help us by donating an item, please use our procurement form or shoot our auction team an email.  For sponsorship opportunities please email or call executive assistant Aaron Long at 206-443-9935 x149.  Our target is to raise over $300,000 for LIHI's housing and supportive services programs, and the Urban Rest Stops.

Have a great summer!
Sharon Lee
Executive Director
Low Income Housing Institute