Building Tiny Homes.  Building Community.

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The goal of Sound Foundations NW is to be a part of the solution to end homelessness by building transitional tiny homes.  We are “the first, best solution to homelessness”, making sure that every one of our homeless neighbors has a roof over their head and a lock on their door, all to keep them warm, safe, and dry. 


WHY TRANSITIONAL TINY HOME VILLAGES WORK*

Southend tiny home village in seattle is a temporary solution to homelessness

 

    • Seattle has the third largest homeless population (16,385, Jan’24) in the United States, behind only New York and Los Angeles.
    • In Greater Seattle, there are now 21 tiny home villages with about 750 tiny homes.  Village residents have access to services like counseling, job placement, education, and substance treatment options.
    • In 2023, there was a 63% transition rate from tiny homes to permanent housing, one of the highest rates among all shelter options.
    • In 2023, tiny home villages boasted an 87% occupancy rate making them one of the most requested shelter types.
    • We build one tiny home for just $4500 worth of materials and we finish roughly four homes per week.
    • In the past two years, nearly 2500 of our homeless neighbors throughout King County have transitioned off the streets through the tiny home village program.  This makes our system one of the most successful ways to achieve “the first, best solution to homelessness” (Quote by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell).
    • This marks tiny homes as one of the most successful, most desirable, and most affordable of all shelter types at moving our homeless neighbors off the streets, out of tents and encampments, and into spaces that are warm, safe, and dry.

*All data from the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). the King County Regional Homeless Authority (KCRHA), and the City of Seattle Human Services Department.


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GETTING KING COUNTY TO FUNCTIONAL ZERO

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a "love note" message written by a volunteer inside of a tiny home for the homeless, a temporary solution to homelessness

How can Seattle, with the third largest homeless population in the United States, solve unsheltered homelessness?  First of all, you have to believe that you can!  Second, you need a plan.   HERE IS OUR UPDATED PLAN (June, 2024) TO GET KING COUNTY (INCLUDING SEATTLE) TO FUNCTIONAL ZERO.


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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer to Make a Difference.

Every time you help us hammer a nail or paint a wall, you make the difference in someone’s life.  We build every day of the week but Friday.  Come alone, bring a friend, or bring your company, church, or social group.  Every hour you give helps so much.

volunteers building a tiny home for the homeless at Sound Foundations NW in Seattle, a non-profit builder of tiny homes as a temporary solution to homelessness .

Click here to volunteer

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Donate to Sponsor a Home or Part of a Home. donate to help build tiny homes for the homeless in Seattle

.graphic showing the $4500 cost of materials for Sound Foundations NW in Seattle to build a tiny home for the homeless as a temporary solution to homelessness interior of a finished tiny home for the homeless built by sound foundations nw in seattle The median length of stay for a resident in a tiny home is 114 days.  That means that up to 3 people per year transition into a tiny home and then out to a better life.  Our homes are built to last 20 years.  Therefore, ONE TINY HOME HAS THE POTENTIAL TO HELP UP TO 60 PEOPLE. Our transitional tiny homes cost $4500.  As part of our Plan for Functional Zero, we are relying on both federal and state money, AND private donations and grants.  Please be sure to designate your donations to Sound Foundations NW.  Your donation goes a long way to get everyone off the streets and any amount that you give changes lives.  Thank you!

 

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MORE ABOUT SOUND FOUNDATIONS NW

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