Check out these articles for more on the "It Takes a Village" campaign:
Skyscraper builder Onni emerges as a leader of Seattle tiny house campaign - Puget Sound Business Journal
Private companies pledge $1 million to build tiny house villages in Seattle - The Seattle Times
- Seattle City Councilmember shares plan to boost emergency shelter with tiny houses - MyNorthwest
- Seattle councilmember launches drive to build more tiny houses to address homelessness - KING5 (featuring SLU Chamber's Vice President of the Board of Directors, Curt Archambault)
- It Takes a Village - Slide Deck
The SLU Chamber met with Councilmember Andrew Lewis in November of 2020 to discuss a possible Public/Private partnership to tackle the homelessness issues within our community. We collaborated closely with his office and are thrilled the proposal has turned into a city-wide effort that will scale the City's existing Tiny House Village system creating 480 new tiny houses before the end of 2021. These new houses, over an 18-month period, would serve up to 720 people facing homelessness.
Onni Group, the developers of several new SLU residential and commercial properties, has committed to supporting the build out costs for the first tiny house village of 40 new houses! The SLU Chamber is leading fundraising efforts and challenging other business organizations and Chambers of Commerce to do the same. Together we can all play a part in ending homelessness in our communities.
SLU Chamber & Concord Pacific Donate 200,000 Face Masks
We have been so lucky to partner with Canadian development company, Concord Pacific, for this face mask distribution! Concord Pacific is developing their first U.S. condo building, Seattle House, in #SouthLakeUnion and wanted to get involved with the community as soon as possible. This led to their donation of 200,000 face masks that we were able to donate to low-income housing residents, food banks, small businesses, and medical providers. We hope this helps our community reopen safely! Watch the clip from KIRO 7 about the donations.
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