HOMELESSNESS

Quince Street Village welcomes its first residents from Franklin Street Mitigation Site

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Quince Street Village, the new location for Olympia’s Mitigation Site project for the homeless, accepted its first batch of 12 occupants on Monday, August 1.

According to the city’s statement, the Homeless Response Team is targeting moving half of the Franklin Street site tenants to the facility by this week and having all of them moved in by the end of the month.

“As part of the preparation for the move to Quince Street Village, the units are being equipped with electricity and heat, sealed, and outfitted with mold-resistant paint and drywall, the city said. “Each one features a bed and a tote to store personal belongings.”

Other facilities on the site include communal restrooms, showers, and laundry areas. Donations from a home improvement company will be used for beautification, including garden beds and flowers in the village.

Faith Alliance for Tiny Houses (FAITH) will also build an additional 17 units, with construction expected to be completed by the end of September, the city added.

Site management and staff, according to Olympia, will be provided by Catholic Community Services, with Valeo Vocation, a nonprofit that provides access to income and support, serving as a sub-contractor.

Located at 1211 Quince Street, where the Quality Inn motel previously stood, Quince Street Village is designed to accommodate 100 tiny home units for people experiencing homelessness.

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  • Oldtimer

    Is there a way people can get help with getting into a place like this I'm about to be homeless again looking like I do have a income and just needing a hand up not a hand out please let me know and thank you very much greg

    Saturday, August 6 Report this

  • LANGSTROTH

    It looks as though there is quite a bit of parking space included with this project. I'm wondering whether there will be room for folks living in RVs and such.

    Sunday, August 7 Report this