The City of Seattle has set up Georgetown Village, a new tiny house and encampment community site located at 1000 S Myrtle St, which will ultimately host up to 80 residents. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is partnering with Nickelsville and SHARE to assist in developing this village.
The tiny house villages and encampments make a major difference in the lives of people and families experiencing homelessness. Through these communities in Othello, Central District, Ballard, and Interbay, we’ve been able to transition 161 people into permanent housing, 106 have gained employment, and 34 have been reunited with family or friends.
Join us Saturday, March 18 and Saturday, March 25 to build Georgetown Village!
Georgetown Village, is located at 1000 S. Myrtle St., Seattle WA 98108
RSVP REQUIRED: If you wish to volunteer either or both days, organize or lead a group, donate funding or materials, or help in any other way, please fill out this simple form (it will take just 1-2 minutes!)
If you are having any trouble with the form, please RSVP by emailing Josh Castle, Volunteer and Advocacy Coordinator, Low Income Housing Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shifts – The work parties will be 9 am – 6 pm both days and in four shifts – 9 am – 12 pm, 11 am – 2 pm, 1 pm – 4 pm, and 3 pm – 6 pm (volunteer huddle at the start of each shift). Feel free to give as much or as little time as you have.
Tasks – The tasks will include setting up tiny houses, painting the houses, laying tile, setting up large community tents, building stairs and platforms, setting up garden planters, beautifying the village, and more.
What to bring – No experience required. Make sure to wear clothes you are willing to get paint and dirt on. If you have them, we recommend bringing any of these items – work gloves, safety goggles, hammers, measuring tapes, a table saw, circular saw, electric drill, ladder, or extension cord.
What’s provided – Food, coffee, and water will be provided, including a hot lunch!
Please bring family and friends and help us spread the word.