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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:45 PM

New Tiny Homes House Homeless - Seattle Area - Pics Included

Hope for Humanity is Alive and well in Seattle areas.

Seattle Rocks - Tiny homes are just the latest addition to the Seattle area's huge, coordinated effort to provide shelter, meals, and services to its thousands of homeless.
http://greaterseattlecares.org/encampments/

This is such a great HUMANE idea. Housing is becoming too expensive for too many people throughout the USA.



"An organization in Seattle, Washington will open up a tiny house village on Wednesday to provide 40 homes to families living on the streets.

Built by the homelessness advocacy group Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) on a piece of land that the agency owns, the 40 tiny houses will provide much-needed temporary shelter to serve about 70 people who are among the city’s swelling homeless population. The houses, which are 12-foot by eight-foot, will be staffed by two full-time workers who will ensure the security of the village. There will also be a communal kitchen......"

https://thinkprogress.org/seattle-org-tiny-homes-aea321aa1e5e/




Lutheran church in Seattle WA USA donated land for tiny homes to provide shelter for the homeless.

"....Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd put up the land for the village — the first of its kind in Seattle.

Each house cost about $2,200 to build and residents will pay $90 a month for utilities."

They will serve as a model for more tiny house villages and as an alternative to “Nicklelsville,” an organized homeless camp in the city.

The houses will provide temporary housing, until occupants can be housed in permanent homes..."
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/amazing-tiny-house-village-opens-in-seattle-with-electricity/

Seattle has a growing homeless population due to gentrification, job losses, addiction, and others social issues.

A huge effort is working to keep the thousands of Puget Sound homeless alive.
http://www.sharewheel.org/aboutus

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Reply New Tiny Homes House Homeless - Seattle Area - Pics Included (Original post)
OhNo-Really Feb 14 OP
Sophia4 Feb 14 #1
niyad Feb 14 #2
Phoenix61 Feb 14 #3
OhNo-Really Feb 14 #4
niyad Feb 14 #5
OhNo-Really Feb 14 #6
getagrip_already Feb 14 #7
hueymahl Feb 14 #11
getagrip_already Feb 14 #12
hanascar99 Feb 15 #19
procon Feb 14 #8
PatSeg Feb 14 #9
dixiegrrrrl Feb 14 #10
AtheistCrusader Feb 14 #13
BigmanPigman Feb 14 #14
forgotmylogin Feb 14 #15
Ferrets are Cool Feb 14 #16
FuzzyRabbit Feb 14 #17
marble falls Feb 14 #18
efhmc Saturday #20
YOHABLO Monday #21

Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:52 PM

1. Wonderful!

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:55 PM

2. while a good intermediate step, I wonder how much these tiny houses cost.

I know when we had a big expo here, the prices were, to my mind at least, outrageous.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:58 PM

3. The post says $2,200 nt

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:59 PM

4. $2,200 each according to info above

These tiny house camps have communal kitchens and shower/bath facilities. The residents have to maintain cleaning, cooking, etc.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:02 PM

5. I missed that on first reading--$90 month for utitilies with no shower or cooking facilities???

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:03 PM

6. Prorated for village

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:30 PM

7. probably electric heat.....

everything will be electric. And they assume some will have hot plates.....

Still seems high, even considering the kitchen and shower costs, but hey, it is affordable for most.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:42 PM

11. Not following

Why do you think it is high? My guess is each house is being subsidized by about $120 per month. True all-in costs (electricity, maintenance, depreciation, labor costs etc.), not even counting the land costs, which I assume is being donated by the church.

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Response to hueymahl (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:52 PM

12. just seems high since the only utility will be electricity

It doesn't look like the units themselves have running water or bathrooms. They certainly won't have cable tv.

So the only utility each unit will use is electricity, which will primarily be heat, though the shared resources will also use water and sewage.

It might be perfectly reasonable, and certainly affordable. It is a great idea and I hope it catches on.

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Response to hueymahl (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 06:36 PM

19. I believe that all religions pay for the homeless

as they are tax deductible businesses. Who else can afford it?

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:33 PM

8. Great idea!

$2,200 seems much more cost efficient to get people into decent housing rather than pouring money into crappy hotel rooms or overcrowded shelters.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:43 PM

9. Wow

It is so good to hear some good news. This is a brilliant and compassionate idea.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:08 PM

10. I like the idea, but am concerned.

I assume fire hazard control has been addressed in some fashion, but they seem way to close to each other.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:53 PM

13. City council is going to shut this down one way or another.

They've all but killed anything resembling affordable housing for students and low-income people already.

Hopefully it's actually outside city limits.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:53 PM

14. Good point!

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

15. Back where I come from...

...we call that a "trailer park".

Good on them, though. Anything to get people off the street and into a place to call home.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:24 PM

16. Wonderful, but still makes me cry knowing that this is the richest country

in the world AND more importantly, before Raygun, the ONLY homeless we had in Murica were people who chose to be that way.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:29 PM

17. Good start.

Now we need only about 100 more of these in Seattle to begin to take care of the problem.

For those of you not familiar with the homeless problem in Seattle, rents for a small one bedroom apartment start at about $1200 -$1600 a month. A decent 2-bedroom is about $2400 if you have a landlord willing to negotiate.

Many working people have purchased old run-down RVs, and park them on the street. This creates problems as they have no garbage or sewer services, so their waste gets dumped on the street and sidewalks. They have to move them every few days, or their RVs get towed away by the city.

If you drive down the freeway into downtown Seattle you will see hundreds of tents set up alongside the freeway. Same garbage problem.

And it isn't much better in Tacoma, or Everett. The suburbs are starting to experience the same problems, caused by Microsoft, Amazon, and similar tech companies hiring thousands of workers and paying them astronomical salaries, thereby driving up the demand for a very limited supply of housing.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:37 PM

18. Sometimes I am so glad that I am a Lutheran.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 17, 2018, 11:07 AM

20. Me too.

nt

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:29 PM

21. A great idea and I wish it well. Will they have running water, toilets? How about stoves for cooking

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