Building Tiny Homes. Building Community.
Imagine what it would be like to not have a home. Nowhere safe and secure to keep you from the rain and from crime. That’s why we build transitional tiny homes.
The goal of Sound Foundations NW is to be a part of the solution to end homelessness by building transitional tiny homes. Our goal is to make sure that every homeless man, woman, and child 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*
- Seattle has the third largest homeless population (15,000 +) in the United States, behind only New York and Los Angeles.
- In the greater Seattle area, there are now 21 tiny home villages with about 750 tiny homes. Once in a village, residents have access to administrative help, counseling, education, and treatment options.
- There is a 56% transition rate from tiny homes to permanent housing, one of the highest rates among all shelter options.
- Last year alone, over 2000 individuals transitioned from homelessness to permanent housing via tiny home villages. This makes our system one of the most successful ways to end homelessness.
*All data from the City of Seattle Human Services.
GETTING TO FUNCTIONAL ZERO
How can Seattle, with the third largest homeless population in the United States, solve homelessness?
First of all, you have to believe that you can!
Second, you need a plan. Here is our plan to get to Functional Zero.
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 or church. Every hour you give helps so much.
The median length of stay for a resident in a tiny home is 114 days. That means that 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. Your donation goes a long way to get everyone off the streets. Any amount that you give changes lives. Thank you.
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