City-Permitted Villages

As part of Seattle's commitment to investing in programs that provide personalized service and a connection to housing, the City has created safer living spaces for people who are unsheltered and living in tents, doorways and vehicles across our city. The longer a person lives unsheltered, the more likely they are to face high barriers to finding and maintaining permanent housing. These barriers can be financial, medical, related to behavioral health, related to a poor rental history or a history in the criminal justice system. People who experience homelessness chronically benefit from working with case managers who can help them resolve or reduce those barriers.

We are investing in 24/7 indoor shelters that offer supportive services for people who experience homelessness, but some people who have lived outside need time to transition to indoor shelter. The Navigation Center and First Presbyterian shelter provide 175 safer spaces with around-the-clock case management and services for the most vulnerable people that face significant barriers to services and housing. These resources were designed and opened to help provide additional resources for the Navigation Team to connect people experiencing chronic homelessness to indoor shelter.

Seattle's seven permitted villages offer a place for unsheltered people to find stability and connect to housing resources. Each night, the villages provide more than 300 people a tiny house structure that locks, access to restrooms and showers, case management, a kitchen and a managed community. Seattle contracts with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) to operate the villages. In many of the villages, residents create community norms and codes of conduct under the guidance of Nickelsville, SHARE and Camp Second Chance. Details for each location are included in their descriptions below.

Locations

Location: 1000 S. Myrtle St.

Property Owner: City of Seattle 

Case Management:  Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

Operator: LIHI 

Code of Conduct 

Contact Georgetown Village 

For all issues regarding the village contact the operator LIHI at 206-957-8067

About the CAC
The Georgetown Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in March 2017 and meets monthly to review camp operations, needs, and ensure that the camp operators and social service providers are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints.  

Community Advisory Committee members include:

Barbara Grace Hill, Neighbor
Marty Moreno, Neighbor 
Peter St.John, Neighbor 
Erik Maus, St. Vincent de Paul
Bill Oliver, Neighbor and Business Owner
John Phillips, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

The Georgetown Village CAC meets the second Tuesday of the month, 4-5 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 5972 Fourth Ave. S. Please confirm meeting date and time by calling 206-957-8067 

CAC meeting minutes

Interbay Safe Harbor Village was originally located at 1601 15th Ave. W., near Dravus Street at the north end of Interbay. The encampment operated there successfully from November 2015 through November 2017, after receiving a one-year permit extension. In mid-2017, the City undertook the search for a new site. The desire of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to locate the new encampment within Interbay led to a new partnership between the Interbay Safe Harbor Village leadership, LIHI, Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle. The result was the successful relocation of the village onto Port-owned property at 1819 15thAve. W., near the Magnolia Bridge.   


Location: 1819 15th Ave. W. 
Property Owner: Port of Seattle
Fiscal Sponsor: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Management: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI 

Code of Conduct

Contact Safe Harbor Village
If you have a question or want to contact Safe Harbor Village, please call the village directly at 206-356-4484 or email tentcity5@gmail.com.

For general information or to donate email tinyhouses@lihi.org. For other questions around the village, contact the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) at 206-957-8067.

About the CAC
The Interbay Safe Harbor Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in March 2016 and meets monthly to review village operations, needs, and ensure that the village operators and social service providers - LIHI - are adequately addressing all community ideas, concerns, and questions. Community Advisory Committee members include: 

Niki Amarantides, Seattle Pacific University 

Dana Dunklin, Interbay Place Manager

Pastor Joy Haertig, Magnolia United Church of Christ

Libby Stevenson, Community Member

Janis Traven, Magnolia Community Council  L

isa Verner, Church of the Ascension  

The Interbay Safe Harbor Village CAC meets the first Monday of the month, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at DESC Interbay Place, 2208 15th Ave W . Please confirm meeting date and time by contacting the village operator at 206-957-8067.  

CAC meeting minutes

Lake Union Village


Location: 800 Aloha St, Seattle WA 98109
Property Owner: Seattle City Light
Fiscal Sponsor: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)   Management: LIHI
Case Management: Lifelong  

Code of Conduct  

Contact Lake Union Village 
If you have a question or wish to contact Lake Union Village directly, please call the village at (206) 507-2475 For general questions and donation information, please email tinyhouses@lihi.org or visit lihi.org/donate/. For other issues regarding the village, please contact Josh Castle with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) at josh.castle@lihi.org or (206) 957-8067.


About the Lake Union Village CAC
The Lake Union Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in October 2018 and meets monthly to review village operations, needs, and ensure that the village operators and social service providers - Low Income Housing Institute - are adequately addressing community questions or concerns. Community Advisory Committee members include:  

  • Christine Cunningham
  • Cameron Hayes
  • Hannah Kurowski
  • Eva Kness
  • Duncan Macdonald
  • David Moore
  • Michael Schabbing
  • Manpreet Sandhu
  • Paul Wohnoutka



The Lake Union Village CAC meets the second Tuesday of the month from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Please confirm meeting location, date and time by emailing Josh Castle at josh.castle@lihi.org..

CAC meeting minutes  

** Licton Springs Village ceased operations in Spring 2019

Former Location: 8620 Aurora Ave. N.
Property Owner: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Fiscal Sponsor: LIHI
Management: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI

Contact

If you have a question or need more information, please call Josh Castle at 206-957-8067 or email josh.castle@lihi.org, or visit www.lihi.org 

You may also reach out to the Humsn Services Department by email at Homelessness@seattle.gov.

About the CAC
The Aurora-Nesbit Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in April 2017 and met monthly to review camp operations, needs, and ensure that the camp operator and social service provider –LIHI- were adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints.  

Community Advisory Committee members included: 

Elizabeth Dahl - Executive Director, Aurora Commons
Marni Campbell - Principal, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
Rachel Long - Manager, Aurora House
Kathryn Olson - Woodland Park United Methodist Church
David Osaki - Member, Aurora Licton Urban Village (ALUV)
Tim Pritchard - Member, Licton Springs Community Council
Darryl Ulskey - Business community representative


CAC meeting minutes

Location: 9701 Myers Way South
Property Owner: City of Seattle
Fiscal Sponsor: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Management: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI

Code of Conduct
Permit renewal community meeting transcript, March 20, 2018

Contact Camp Second Chance
For issues regarding the encampment contact the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Encampment Operator at (206) 957-8067.

About the Community Advisory Committee
The Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in April 2017 and meets monthly to review camp operations, needs and ensure that the camp operator and social service provider – LIHI– is adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints.

Community Advisory Committee members:
Grace Stiller, Friends of Myers Parcels
Willow Fulton, neighbor
Aaron Garcia, White Center Community Development Association
Stephanie Liberman, South Park Senior Center
Cinda Stenger, Westside Interfaith Network
Judi Carr, neighbor

The Camp Second Chance CAC meets on the first Sunday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Arrowhead Gardens Community Room, 9200 Second Ave. SW. Please confirm meeting date and time by contacting Josh Castle at (206) 957-8067 or jcastle@lihi.org.

CAC meeting minutes

The Northlake Village, operated by the Low Income Housing Institute is located at 3814 4th Ave. NE in the Northlake neighborhood. The village was formerly known as Nickelsville Ballard, the first City-permitted encampment operating from fall 2015 through February 2018. The camp baecame Northlake Village and opened in its new location in March 2018.

Location: 3814 4th Ave. NE

Property Owner: Seattle City Light

Case Management: LIHI  

Operator: LIHI

 

Updated Code of Conduct Available Soon

Contact Northlake Village 
For all issues regarding the village contact the operator LIHI at 206-957-8067

About the Northlake Village CAC
The Northlake Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in June 2018 and meets monthly to review camp operations, needs, and ensure that the camp operators and social service providers are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints.  

Community Advisory Committee members include:
Wendy Barrington
Michael Dunn
Ed Mast
Jordan Schwartz
Sarah Jones
Brooke Brod
Rev. Jami Fecher  

The Northlake Village meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30pm at John Stanford International School, 4057 5th Ave NE, in the library. Please confirm meeting date and time by calling 206-957-8067

CAC meeting minutes

**PLEASE NOTE--August's meeting of the Othello Village CAC will take place Thursday, August 15 (instead of the second Thursday)

Location: 7544 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Property Owner: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Operator: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI  

Updated Code of Conduct Available Soon

Contact Othello Village
For all issues regarding the village contact the operator LIHI at 206-957-8067

About the CAC
The Othello Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in March 2015 and meets monthly to review camp operations, needs, and ensure that the camp operators and social service providers are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints.

Community Advisory Committee members include:
Dick Burkhart
Jesiah Wurtz
Cortez Charles
Eliana Scott-Thoennes
Mary Hackney

The Othello Village CAC meets the second Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. at Le's Deli, 4219 S. Othello St. Please confirm meeting date and time by calling 206-957-8067

CAC meeting minutes

Location:1714 E Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98122
Property Owner:
Fiscal Sponsor: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) 
Management: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI

Code of Conduct  

Contact True Hope Village 
If you have a question or want to contact True Hope Village, please call the camp directly at (206) 247-9538.

For general questions and donation information, please email tinyhouses@lihi.org or visit lihi.org/donate/.

For other issues regarding the village, please contact Josh Castle with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) at josh.castle@lihi.org or (206) 957-8067. 

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About the True Hope Village CAC

The True Hope Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in October 2018 and meets monthly to review village operations, needs, and ensure that the village operators and social service providers - Low Income Housing Institute - are adequately addressing community questions or concerns. Community Advisory Committee members include:  

  • Jennifer Ahn
  • Tre Argerious
  • Natalie Bicknell
  • Bernie Creaven
  • Ben Curtis
  • Jenifer Haner
  • Sohroosh Hashemi
  • Justin Kolbeck
  • Ursula White-Oliver



The True Hope Village CAC meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). Please confirm meeting date and time by emailing Josh Castle at josh.castle@lihi.org..

CAC meeting minutes  

Whittier Heights Village

Location:  8030 15th Ave NW  
Property Owner: Seattle City Light
Fiscal Sponsor: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)  Management: LIHI
Case Management: LIHI      Code of Conduct  Contact Whittier Heights Village 
If you have a question or want to contact Whittier Heights Village directly, please call 206-713-0062.

For general and donation information, please email tinyhouses@lihi.org. For other questions regarding the village, contact the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) at 206-957-8067.


About the Whittier Heights Village CAC
The Whittier Heights Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in August 2018 and meets monthly to review village operations, needs, and ensure that the village operators and social service providers - Low Income Housing Institute - are adequately addressing all community ideas, concerns, and questions.   Community Advisory Committee members include:

Kelly Paananen, Whittier Heights resident

John Lederer, North Seattle College

Rev. Michelle Wicks, Pastor of United Church

Jean Darsie, Ballard Community Task Force on Homelessness and Hunger

Erin Pease, Whittier Heights resident  

The Whittier Women's Village CAC meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at United Church, 1420 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA 98117. Please confirm the next meeting date and time by calling 206-713-0062.  

CAC Meeting Minutes