Othello Tiny House Village hosted a community celebration on June 5 to recognize the volunteers, community leaders, organizations, and businesses that have helped make Othello Village possible.
The houses are each 8’ x 12’ and safe, sturdy structures. The village will soon add another eight houses for a total of 32 tiny houses. The village now hosts 51 people including 7 children, and eventually will host up to 80 residents total.
Othello Village was developed as an innovative crisis response to homelessness by moving individuals and families into tiny houses and safe encampments.
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Board President Melinda Nichols said, “The quick mobilization to build out Othello Village was amazing. This tiny house village will help transition even more people into stable housing while living in community with others.” The City of Seattle provides operating support.