October 10, 2019
The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to renew a lease agreement with the City of Seattle for continued use of the Tsubota site for Interbay Safe Harbor Village, the temporary homeless encampment located there. The extension will expire in November 2020.
The Village was expanded from 12,000 square feet to 18,000 square feet last year, and nearly doubled the number of tiny homes from 23 to 42. The Village is managed by the Low Income Housing Institute, in partnership with the residents of the village.
Port of Seattle Commission’s Stephanie Bowman says, “We hope extending this lease for another year will help more people get shelter and the help they need so they can transition successfully into permanent housing.”
The city has leased the site at 1601 15th Ave. W. since November of 2017. The partnership has made lasting, positive impacts on the lives of more than 324 people served, or 277 households.
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