Councilwoman: Build tiny houses for homeless in every Seattle neighborhood

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SEATTLE - Seattle Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw is calling for villages of tiny houses to be built in every Council district.

Bagshaw is working with the King County Assessor to identify public land that could be used for the villages.

The homes cost around $2,400 to build. Bagshaw wants at least 100 homes in each district.

Each community would decide where the villages would be.

Referring to Seattle's Nov., 2014 State of Emergency for Homelessness, Bagshaw said:

“They declared the emergency. But we haven’t been treating it like an emergency.”

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In January, Seattle’s Central District saw the opening of the city's first tiny housing settlement.

The 14 homes are insulated and have oil heat registers for winter and fans for summer.

There is also a central building with toilets and running hot and cold water.

 

#Seattle's tiny house homeless village officially opened today.

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Saturday, January 23, 2016

 

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