The Low Income Housing Institute is trying to solve Seattle's low-income housing crisis by building tiny shelters for the homeless. Like many large cities, Seattle has a limited budget for building low-income apartments. To combat this issue, one organization is turning to micro-housing as a potential solution.
The Low Income Housing Institute originally provided the city's homeless with tents, but quickly realized these shelters were not durable enough to withstand Seattle's tough winters. As a result, the company began producing small shacks that provide temporary shelter until permanent housing can be arranged. As of right now, there are 12 tiny shelters housing 14 homeless individuals. Although the homes are very small, they provide a safe and warm source of shelter for those who need temporary housing.
The miniature homeless shelters ultimately demonstrate how micro-living can provide a short-term solution for cities facing a low-income housing crisis.