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Tiny Home Village to Close Amid Controversy in Seattle

The situation at the tiny home village in the Seattle neighborhood of Northlake has been deteriorating since April.
November 19, 2019, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Scott Greenstone reports on the demise of a tiny home village for homeless residents in the Northlake neighborhood, after city officials informed residents the tiny home village would be shut down at the end of October.

The scene on the day that Low-Income Housing Institute officials informed village resident that the facility would close devolved into shouting and shoving. The encounter was a long time coming, according to Greenstone:

The scuffle was symbolic of the last seven months at this tiny house village. Since April, the gates have been locked against the city and its contractors, and only a few people let in. The case manager’s office has sat empty since Aug. 5, and no one has left the village for permanent housing since at least July.

The city announced it would no longer fund the facility. More details on the events leading up to the closure can be found in the source article. Hat tip to Shane Reiner-Roth for sharing the news.

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