As part of the City of Seattle’s response to the homelessness crisis, the City continues to hold community conversations on issues of affordability and homelessness, including the possibility of permitted villages. These conversations are continuing in communities across Seattle, including:

  • Central District
  • Georgetown
  • Haller Lake
  • Highland Park
  • Interbay
  • Licton Springs
  • Othello
  • South Lake Union
  • Wallingford
  • White Center
  • Whittier Heights

The City is reviewing siting of a new managed village encampment on city-owned property in South Lake Union (800 Aloha St).

The village would include tiny house structures, hygiene services, 24-hour security, and case management support for up to 75 people who have been living on Seattle’s streets. The Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) would manage the village, under contract with the City.

The City currently hosts six professionally-managed villages in Othello (7544 MLK Jr. Way S), Northlake (3814 4th Ave NE), West Seattle (9701 Myers Way), Interbay (1601 15th Ave W), Georgetown (1000 S Myrtle St), North Seattle (8620 Nesbit Ave N.) and Whittier Heights (8030 15th Ave NW – opening in late May), which offer safer locations to live for more than 300 people on any given night.

The City of Seattle and LIHI will host a community meeting on May 31st at 415 Westlake from 6:00-7:30 PM to share information and gather community input. Please share this information with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. This community meeting is part of a process that includes community outreach, review of the site, and a budget plan that must be presented to City Council before a village could be opened.

You can learn more about managed villages at