Plum Street Village Community Open House

Please join Plum Street Village staff, Olympia city officials, and your fellow neighbors on Thursday, Jan. 31, for a neighborhood open house of Plum Street Village, a tiny house village for people experiencing homelessness.

The Open House will be a chance to meet the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) staff who will be managing the site, to learn more about the village, and to take a tour. A brief speaking program will begin at 4:30 pm.

About the Village:
Plum Street Village will provide shelter, community, and safety for 40 people currently experiencing homelessness, including couples, single individuals, and people with pets. It will include 29 tiny houses with electricity, heat, insulation, windows and a lockable door, a security office, communal kitchen, bathrooms, showers, laundry, resource space, and a case management office. Low Income Housing Institute Case Managers will work with residents to help them obtain permanent housing, employment, health care, treatment, education, and other services. LIHI is partnering with SideWalk to obtain referrals. The City of Olympia is supporting village operations and case management.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Address: 830 Union Ave SE,
Olympia, WA 98501

Parking is limited. Please avoid parking in the alleyway, Justice Center lot, or Olympia Veterinary Specialists lot.

2019 Annual Meeting

Time: Wednesday, February 6th, 7pm

Location: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Agenda for Annual Meeting:

  • Minutes of the last years meetings are available.
  • Plum Street Tiny House Village – John Brown, Plum Street Site Manager, Low Income Housing Institute.
  • New OPD, Eastside Community Policing Officer George Clark – Presenting his new role.
  • Guidance on Recycling and Yard Waste – Kim Johnson, City Waste Resources Utility.
  • Sub Area Plan Update – Roger Horn and Jim Sweeney.
  • Report of President.
    • What do you want the ENA to achieve in 2019?
  • Report of Treasurer.
  • Elections.
    • Nominations from the floor.
    • Then elections will take place of Board members.
    • Officer positions are voted on by the new board the following month. President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.

Neighborhood Christmas Caroling

When?  Friday, December 21st, 6:00 pm

Starting Point: Swantown Inn & Spa, corner of 11th Ave SE and Central


Once again some of your neighbors are gathering to do an hour or so of Christmas caroling in our neighborhood. If you’d like to join us please do! Either by yourself or bring a group of friends. The more the merrier.

We can provide song sheets. However the song book is also available on the ENA web site. You can download to your phone or the like. It makes it easier to read the words in the dark.

Also it is suggested to bring a flashlight or headlamp for navigating our sidewalks.


We will gather until 6:30, and have a practice run at 3-4 songs. Feel free to bring some “jingle bells”

Hot chocolate will be provided to get you warmed up! Feel free to bring cookies or the like to share.


Here is the BIG CHANGE from last year. We will not be as random in our destinations. If you live in the lower part of the neighborhood, and would like us to call on you, please post with a comment, noting your address. We plan on visiting up to 10 homes (dependent on distances between).

It’s great fun for young and old. Last year we had everything from 3 year olds to 90 years olds.


Our song book is available here; Eastside Neighborhood Caroling Songs_2018, and we will have some printed copies (it is easier to read the songs in the dark on devices (or with a flashlight if using paper version).


Our song list is as follows:

  1. Jingle Bells
    2. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
    3. Deck the Halls
    4. Here Comes Santa Claus
    5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    6. Let it Snow
    7. Frosty the Snowman
    8. O Come All Ye Faithful
    9. Winter Wonderland

DOWNLOAD SONG BOOK: Eastside Neighborhood Caroling Songs_2018

Eastside Neighborhood Apple Squeeze

The Eastside Neighborhood Association is sponsoring an event Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 2 pm at Lions park. We hope to line up a few apple presses and experts to show you how to turn your apples into fresh wholesome juice for you or to donate. Please reply to this post if you are interested or if you have equipment we could use, put the date on your calendar, and save your apples. You might also want to talk to your neighbors if you see apples that aren’t being picked. More information to follow.

A chance to talk with Councilmembers Parshley and Bateman about houselessness

On Wednesday, September 12th, Olympia City Councilmembers Lisa Parshley and Jessica Bateman are holding a meeting with Eastside Neighborhood residents to hear your concerns and, very importantly, your suggestions regarding houselessness in Olympia. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Olympia Veterinary Specialists Cancer Center at the corner of Eastside and State (115 Eastside St. NE). Please enter through the little house on the south end of the building.

The meeting is specifically for the Eastside Neighborhood. Meetings may be held for other neighborhoods in the future.

Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas! Thank you.