The BLOCK Project represents an innovative leap forward on the issues of homelessness, cross-class integration, social inclusion, and architectural design. The BLOCK Project invites the greater community to take on the task of ending homelessness by placing a BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residential-zoned block within the City of Seattle. Each 125 sq ft home is beautifully designed to be off-grid, self-sufficient, and amenity-rich. We are proud to be partnering with Ducoterra to supply our Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels to heat the block homes. Plus they are all powered by solar panels supplied by our friends at West Seattle Electric and Solar
The BLOCK Project concept was created by BLOCK Architects in 2016. Rex Hohlbein and Jenn LaFreniere designed the BLOCK Homes with the goal of setting a new precedent in housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness. In 2017, BLOCK Architects enlisted Facing Homelessness to take ownership of the BLOCK Project and bring it to the community. Facing Homelessness is a 501(c)(3) organization building a new awareness about our relationship to those experiencing homelessness.