Sallal Grange to build tiny houses for the homeless; informational meeting happens May 20th

The Sallal Grange will host a May 20th meeting regarding its plans to host a June building project that will construct two tiny homes for the homeless.

According to the Sallal Grange, Melinda Nichols will be describing the project and the reasons behind it. Associated with the Low Income Housing Institute – one of the largest providers of Tiny Houses for the homeless in the nation – she will discuss what’s needed to make not just one, but two future homes.

Tiny houses for the homeless are 8′ by 12′, and will have electricity, an overhead light, and a heater. They are considered safe, sturdy structures that help protect homeless individuals and families who are faced with sleeping on the streets in unsheltered and unsafe conditions.

All the building materials have already been donated and will be delivered to to the Sallal Grange parking lot in early June. Once there, over the course of two weekends – and some work done during the weeks of June 8th to 16th – the raw materials will be turned into the finished houses that are destined for the 10 Tiny House Villages in Seattle.

Those tiny home villages have a kitchen, hygiene facilities (either on-site or nearby), offices for on-site case managers, ample storage, and a check in house for security.

According to the Low Income Housing Institute, through its supportive services and housing resources, hundreds of village residents have moved into permanent housing and found employment.

Salllal Grange says there are opportunities for all levels of skill and all kinds of talent, from carpentry to curtain making, painting to feeding the troops. It welcomes members, friends, and neighbors to come by and learn more about their “exciting and important project.”

The Sallal Grange is located at 12912 432nd Ave SE in North Bend. For more information visit www.sallalgrange.org

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