Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 pm, the Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee will meet to receive public comment for the 2021 budget to inform their discussion going forward.
Public comment can be received through virtual by-phone testimony and/or by an email. Better yet, do both! Email the entire City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell them why you support more tiny house villages. Please include "Public Comment" in the subject title which makes it officially part of testimony.
Important: Sign up for testimony begins exactly 2 hours before the 5:30 pm meeting, so at 3:30 pm. It's recommended to sign up right away when it becomes available. Typically each person is given 1 minute to testify so plan to be both powerful and concise in your words.
Sign up here (Tuesday, Oct 27) at 3:30 pm to testify for the hearing that starts at 5:30 pm.
Story from Theresa Hohman, LIHI Tiny House Village Program Manager:
"I have seen firsthand how villages change people’s lives. The most joyful person I’ve ever met lived at one of our villages: she would sing beautiful songs and always had a smile. Yet in her house alone, in the middle of the night, she would scream and argue with someone we could not see. The other villagers were sometimes unkind - so we talked in our weekly community meetings about the importance of patience and kindness. Traditional shelters would not have been able to accommodate her but our Tiny House Village program could. Today she is housed in an apartment community that has the resources to help her thrive. I will always carry her (and all of our villagers) in my heart. Please continue to fund the opening of more tiny house villages. They are inexpensive, immediate and effective."
Thank you for your advocacy and support!
- Sharon Lee
- Executive Director
- Low Income Housing Institute