ANEW and CITC participate in LIHI Tiny House Project
BELLEVUE, WA Students from the Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) program built two Tiny Houses as part of a citywide, LIHI administered, project to provide shelter for the homeless. The ANEW students built the houses at CITC's Bellevue, Washington, campus. Each of the houses is 8 feet by 12 feet, have insulation and electricity and provide enough space for one or two people.
"CITC and ANEW have had a long relationship and we are grateful to them for lending an instructor for a day and providing the space for our students to build these houses," said Morgan Stonefield, ANEW Program Manager. "We also received help from DocuSign who lent two skilled volunteers for two days to assist with the building."
ANEW offers a free 12-week, part-time, pre-apprenticeship training that helps women enter non-traditional careers in the construction trades and manufacturing.
"The women on this project had few carpentry skills," said Steve Ignac, Lead Shop Instructor for ANEW. "The women were particularly dedicated as the houses were going to a homeless camp. After seven days they had built the two houses and had become quite comfortable with many types of power tools, most of which they had never used before."
The houses were moved to the Nickelsville with similar houses to 22nd and Union in Seattle, Washington, on land owned by the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. This is Seattle's first Tiny House Village and will have 15 homes on the site and will contain a security hut, kitchen tent, donation hut, two toilets, and a shower pavilion.