The Low Income Housing Institute is looking for volunteers this weekend to help paint and prepare the tiny houses and set up the kitchen and community tent for the low-barrier homeless encampment coming to 8620 Nesbit Ave. N., just across Aurora Avenue North from Greenwood. Each shift is three hours. If interested, email Josh Castle at jcastle@LIHI.org.
The site will initially have 20 tiny houses, most of them built by high school students and vocational training program participants, plus a house built and donated by University Congregational Church and Walsh Construction Company. The site will eventually have about 30 tiny houses.
LIHI expects to start receiving referrals from city outreach workers on April 5. Residents could be single, couples, veterans, seniors and people with pets. A Community Advisory Committee will include seven community stakeholders to be named early next week.
The site will have water, electricity, portable toilets and a shower facility.