Vision 20•20•20 – Our first Homeless Housing Build in the Books!

written by Tom Hayes
Carriage Houses NW Homeless Housing Division

3-17-17

A solution to homelessness in Seattle moves forward against the odds. The city is trying to solve the crisis by allowing the construction of Tiny House Villages and a new one at Georgetown is fully underway supplying 37 living units. These secure bedrooms (usually 8’ x 12’) are designed to minimize restrictions due to building codes. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is doing remarkable work coordinating the efforts between the city, building groups, social agencies, and the homeless.

Carriage Houses NW sent a team of 6 builders to the Georgetown site at 1000 South Myrtle to set-up and partially build 4 tiny house shelters.

3-18-17

In the pouring rain, over 20 volunteers, who have collectively raised over $10,000 came to work with the 8 experts to get as far as possible on the living units. Those of us connected with Carriage Houses NW first gathered to go over teams and goals for the day. LIHI then gathered the nearly 100 morning volunteers at the Georgetown site to kick off a day of work, fun, and neighbor helping neighbor. Another crew followed in the afternoon as the sun broke through!

Teams worked on each of the 4 houses. Moving different sizes and shapes of lumber, building supplies, and housing materials to installing walls, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, and insulation were all parts of the beehive of activity. The tiny houses are now ready for finish work on the inside and outside.

3 thoughts on "Vision 20•20•20 – Our first Homeless Housing Build in the Books!"

  1. Kurt Harjo says:

    Hello, My company Harjo Construction Services is looking to give back to the community and do some team bonding in building tiny houses. Lets talk! – Kurt Harjo

    1. Kurt – thank you for your interest. I will contact you this week! – Frannie

  2. Darron Hay says:

    Hi Frannie:

    Please count me in on the next build as well. I would be interested in speaking with you to see if my company could help.

    Darron Hay

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