Rotarians Jean Withers and Chris Hansen explain why, and how, local Rotary Clubs are building tiny homes.
ARE TINY HOMES SAFE AND EFFECTIVE? In the past four years, the tiny home village movement has established a proven system to end homelessness.
Working with LIHI’s dedicated case managers, 52% of the tiny home village residents who exited moved into long term housing: 36% moved into permanent housing. Also last year, 16% of tiny home village residents moved into transitional housing (many with Section 8 subsidies). In contrast, only 4% of people who exited emergency shelters and 23% who exited enhanced shelters obtained permanent housing.
IS THERE A NEED FOR TINY HOMES? YES! Seattle City Council has approved funding for establishing the infrastructure for three additional tiny home villages (for a total of 105-150 homes) within the next six months. Seattle City Council has also passed an ordinance (without funding) to develop up to 40 more tiny home villages. That is between 1400-2000 new tiny homes!
HOW CAN ROTARY CLUB of SeattleNE HELP? Join us as ROTARIANS Jean Withers and Chris Hansen explain HOW FELLOW DISTRICT ROTARY CLUBS have levaraged their money and manpower to build club and community!.