LIHI celebrated the opening of True Hope Village, the ninth tiny house village in Seattle. True Hope will shelter about 55 residents, including homeless families with children, students, seniors, veterans, singles and people with pets. The village is sponsored by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Truevine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church and will feature 35 tiny houses with heat, insulation and electricity. The village includes shared kitchen, laundry, showers, counseling offices, security gatehouse and community space.
Two case managers will assist villagers with obtaining long-term housing, services, employment and healthcare. Residents will abide by a Code of Conduct. Full-time staff will be on-site 24/7 to supervise and keep the village clean, organized and safe. The Seattle Human Services Department is providing funding for operations and services. The Low Income Housing Institute, a nonprofit organization, is operating the village.
Referrals to True Hope Village will come from Seattle Vocational Institute, Urban League, Seattle Indian Center, SPD’s Navigation Team, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Truevine Of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church, and LIHI.