In 2009, the City of Lakewood announced it would use its share of federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding to partner with TPC Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in the community of Tillicum.
It is estimated that over half the population of Tillicum lives in poverty. According to the City of Lakewood Tillicum Planfrom 2010, only 22% of Tillicum homes are owner-occupied.
Habitat for Humanity began building in Tillicum in the fall of 2011. As of April 2016, TPC Habitat for Humanity had completed 19 new homes in Tillicum, including the affiliate's first multi-family housing unit, and partnered with existing Tillicum homeowners on 5 critical home repair projects.
Hear from one of our Tillicum homeowners on our blog.