Seattle is the first city in the country to open tiny house villages to people living unsheltered. These villages are outdoor, temporary accommodations for people who are living in conditions that threaten their health and safety.
Villages offer tiny house-like living structures, community kitchens, hygiene services and case management to clients that have lived outside for extended periods of time or for whom traditional shelter may not be a good fit. Seattle currently supports nine tiny house villages with 328 units. 533 individuals and families were served in villages from January 1- September 30, 2018. You can read more about the villages here.
The City of Seattle is not renewing the Licton Springs Village permit in 2019. Currently housing case managers are working with residents to connect them with supportive housing or safe alternative living spaces. Read more about the next steps for Licton Springs here.
Mayor Durkan has increased case management support for the villages through the Path to 500 to ensure that residents have the opportunity to connect to housing through this program. Read about the Path to 500 here.