Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Low Income Housing Institute
One Seattle non-profit has a remarkably simple way to end homelessness: Give people homes.
Thanks to the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI), Seattle joins Austin, Portland, and others in a fast-moving trend. Instead of forcing the homeless to find a home, many governments and private donors are simply providing them with one.
They are insulated, heated, structurally sound, and some even come with private bathrooms. In many communities, residents earn their right to be there through "sweat equity" and good behavior.
There are more than half a million Americans who don't have a roof over their heads. These tiny houses could be the ticket to them getting back on their feet.