Low Income Housing Institute
The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State. They also administer a range of supportive service programs to assist clients in maintaining stable housing and increasing their self-sufficiency LIHI provides a variety of supportive services to help residents maintain their housing and develop self-sufficiency: efforts include providing residents with case management, life skills training, technology access and training, financial literacy training and savings programs, and activities for some of the more than 500 children in LIHI housing.
LIHI owns and/or manages over 2,000 housing units at 50 sites in six counties throughout the Puget Sound region. Eighty percent of LIHI housing is reserved for households earning less than 30 percent of the area median household income.
All housing applications for LIHI properties are handled by the staff at the individual properties, and all inquiries should be made to them. There is no centralized list or application process. add link: https://lihi.org/find-housing/
LIHI Vacancies: Click to view rentals available right now. Most of these rentals have a fixed rent amount. If there is a property you are interested in that doesn’t have a current vacancy listed, please call the onsite office of that property for vacancy info: List of Properties
LIHI Wait Lists: Click to view LIHI properties that keep waiting lists. Waiting list units are all rentals where rent is 30% of your household’s monthly income.
Tiny House Villages/Homeless Encampments: If you wish to speak to LIHI about building a tiny house to donate, joining a volunteer build, donating materials for houses or supplies for a village, etc., please email Bradford Gerber or call 206-472-3672.
Tiny House Sites: For more info on each site, click on site name. If you are interested in living at a site, call the listed phone # for that site or visit the site in person.
- Ballard Encampment: 2826 NW Market Street, Seattle – 206-390-9292
- Interbay Encampment: 3234 17th Avenue W, Seattle – 206-356-4484
- Othello Village: 7544 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle – 425-615-0800
- Tiny House Village: 1419 22nd Avenue, Seattle – 206-601-0999
- Georgetown Village: 1020 S. Myrtle Street, Seattle – 206-990-0733
- Licton Springs Village: 8620 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle 206-956-0334 firstname.lastname@example.org
How CEA works
CEA serves all people (single adults, young adults, couples, families, and veterans) experiencing homelessness. Please contact CEA if you are. Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) ensures that people experiencing homelessness can get help finding stable housing by quickly identifying, assessing, and connecting them to housing support services and housing resources. CEA uses a standardized assessment tool that matches the right level of services and housing resources to the persons facing a housing crisis. Learn more about CEA and read the frequently asked questions (FAQs). FAQs available in English, Russian, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, and Vietnamese and Spanish. registration for homeless persons at Downtown Urban Rest Stop: The Downtown Urban Rest Stop at 1924 9th Ave (206-332-0110) offers registration for King County’s Coordinate Entry on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am to noon.
- Living and sleeping outside
- Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation
- Staying in a shelter
- Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence
- Staying in transitional housing or exiting an institution where you resided for up to 90 days and were in shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution or transitional housing
Young adults who are imminently at risk of homelessness within 14 days are also eligible for CEA.
Steps to getting help for households experiencing homelessness and in need of housing support services:
- Meet in-person with a housing assessor at a Regional Access Point for intake (assessment).
- Call 211 to schedule an intake appointment.
- Receive a referral for services, depending on the level of need.
- Connect to housing resources
All of the information provided on this page comes from the Low Income Housing Institute website. & the banner image above is from google maps.