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Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

Logo for Low Income Housing InstituteThe Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) in Seattle WA provides a variety of supportive services to help residents maintain their housing and develop self-sufficiency. Our 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 operates the Urban Rest Stops, critical hygiene facilities for homeless individuals and families located in downtown Seattle, the U-District, and Ballard serving thousands of homeless individuals each year. The URS is designed to serve a wide range of people including homeless adults, families with children, youth, and the elderly. Urban Rest Stop patrons include disabled persons, veterans, non-English-speaking individuals, and people of color.

LIHI, in partnership with the City of Seattle, the City of Olympia, and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, operates an innovative Tiny House Village program, providing warm, safe, secure shelter in tiny houses in community settings with case management that helps residents find permanent housing and employment.

LIHI believes that affordable housing does not mean poor-quality housing. We believe that innovative partnerships, creative project development, and sustainable design features in affordable housing makes for a healthy, strong, and committed community.


Tiny House Villages in Seattle

Tiny House Village Shelters for the Homeless