Seattle Homeless Information Resources Villages Camps

Seattle Puget Sound Homeless Encampments March 4 2019
Seattle Puget Sound Homeless Encampments March 4 2019

Seattle Homeless Information Resources Villages Camps – In the Seattle King County area, there are an estimated 12,500 homeless people living on the streets or in shelters.

On January 23, 2018, the street count of homeless individuals was 6320 (2015 = 3,772), the number of homeless individuals in Emergency Shelters was 3,585 (2015 = 3,282), and the number of homeless individuals in transitional housing was 2,285 (2015 = 2,993), for a total count of 12,112 (2015 = 10,047) homeless people.

The trends show that combined efforts of Puget Sound, including the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, to provide shelter, healthcare and other help for the homeless are having a positive impact, but that the numbers experiencing homelessness in the region are continuing to climb and, that the response is not adequate.

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.

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.

Seattle Homeless Villages

Georgetown Village, Interbay Safe Harbor Village, Lake Union Village, Licton Springs Village, Camp Second Chance – Myers Way, Nickelsville Northlake (formerly Ballard), Othello Village, True Hope Village and Whittier Heights Village.

  • Georgetown Village – Location: 1000 S. Myrtle St. 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 – Nickelsville and LIHI – are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints. To contact the Georgetown Village, please call the camp directly at (206) 399-0733.
  • Interbay Safe Harbor Village – Location: 1819 15th Ave. W. 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. If you have a question or want to contact Safe Harbor Village, please call the village directly at 206-356-4484.
  • Lake Union Village – Location: 800 Aloha St, Seattle WA 98109. 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. If you have a question or wish to contact Lake Union Village directly, please call the village at (206) 507-2475.
  • Licton Springs Village – Location: 8620 Aurora Ave. N.  The Aurora-Nesbit Village Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in April 2017 and meets monthly to review camp operations, needs, and ensure that the camp operators and social service providers – SHARE/WHEEL and LIHI – are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints. If you have a question or want to contact the Aurora-Nesbit Village, please call the camp directly at (206) 956-0334.
  • Camp Second Chance – Myers Way – Location: 9701 Myers Way South. 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. For issues regarding the encampment contact the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Encampment Operator at (206) 957-8067.
  • Nickelsville Northlake (formerly Ballard) – Location: 3814 4th Ave. NE . The Northlake Nickelsville Village, operated by the Low Income Housing Institute and Nickelsville’s self-managed community, 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 Nicklesville Northlake Village and opened in its new location in March 2018. If you have a question or want to contact the Nickelsville Northlake Village directly, please call 206-390-9292.
  • Othello Village – Location: 7544 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. 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 – Nickelsville and LIHI – are adequately addressing all community concerns and complaints. If you have a question or want to contact the Othello Village camp, please call the camp directly at 425-615-0800.
  • True Hope Village – Location: 1714 E Yesler Way, Seattle WA 98122. 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. If you have a question or want to contact True Hope Village, please call the camp directly at (206) 247-9538.
  • Whittier Heights Village – Location:  8030 15th Ave NW. 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.  If you have a question or want to contact Whittier Heights Village directly, please call 206-713-0062.

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