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Sawant, faith leaders advocate for tiny houses, affordable housing
Sawant & faith leaders advocate for tiny houses & affordable housing
10/15/201933:26

Councilmember Kshama Sawant and faith leaders unveil a letter signed by 43 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders calling on City Council to adopt Sawant's proposal to greatly increase authority and funding for tiny house villages. Under Sawant's proposal, about 1,200 people currently living on the street would get homes in tiny house villages as a step toward permanent, stable housing.

Speakers include:

Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council

Rev. Angela Ying, Bethany United Church of Christ

Rev. Robert L. Jeffrey, Sr., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Lawrence R. Willis, True Vine of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church and Urban League program manager for priority hire jobs program

Melinda Nichols, Vice President, Low Income Housing Institute Board of Directors

Danette Davis and Carol Spaulding, residents of True Hope Village who were previously homeless

Josh Castle, Director of Community Engagement, Low Income Housing Institute


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