DESC is working on a future affordable housing project in the Delridge neighborhood, located at 5434-5444 Delridge Avenue SW. The Delridge Supportive Housing has been awarded funding from the state, county and city of Seattle, and has applied for an allocation of low-income housing tax credits with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. It will create 66 units of affordable housing with supportive services for homeless men and women living with serious mental/addictive illnesses or other disabling conditions.
In an effort to learn more about the neighborhood and provide neighbors with more details about the project, DESC held an informational forum on June 27, 2011 at the Delridge Public Library.
On October 11, 2011, DESC was invited to present as part of the Delridge Community Forum held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The Delridge Community Forum was organized by the North Delridge Neighborhood Council (NDNC) as a process to help learn about issues related to DESC's housing project. Elected officials from the City of Seattle and King County, along with City staff and law enforcement officials, provided information and responded to questions and concerns raised by the community.
DESC, with cooperation of Delridge neighborhood stakeholders, is initiating an Advisory Committee to engage the community in advising on Delridge Supportive Housing development and operations. The Advisory Committee is comprised of project stakeholder representatives, including North Delridge Neighborhood Council appointed community representatives (known collectively as the Delridge Alliance), DESC representatives, and other stakeholder representatives. The Advisory Committee hosted a public hearing at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Main Theater, 4408 Delridge Way SW, on February 21, 2012. Testimonies given at this meeting in addition to previously provided neighbor input, will serve as the basis for the beginning discussion of the Delridge Supportive Housing Advisory Committee. More information about the Advisory Committee is available here
- Letter to neighbors announcing this new development - 6/17/11
- Delridge residents tour of DESC facilities - 9/10/2011
- Program Information sheet
- Delridge Supportive Housing Advisory Committee
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Delridge Supportive Housing
Construction of the Delridge Supportive Housing commenced in early November 2012. It is expected to be completed in early December 2013.
Ongoing coverage from the West Seattle Blog - here
DESC Delridge project: 'Alliance' advisory-group plan laid out at North Delridge Community Council meeting - West Seattle Blog (December 14, 2011)
DESC Delridge homeless housing project passes early review - West Seattle Herald (December 9, 2011)
Seattle awards $27 million for affordable housing - seattlepi.com (November 10, 2011)
Opinion ':..Most of the people in the room were afraid of ME' - West Seattle Blog (November 8, 2011)
City grants Delrdige DESC project 'up to $4.45 million - West Seattle Blog (October 28, 2011)
Forum on proposed homeless housing project in Delridge invokes continued concern - West Seattle Herald (October 12, 2011)
Video: Questions, concerns about homeless-housing project abound at first Delridge Community Forum - West Seattle Blog (October 12, 2011)
Delridge homeless-housing proposal: Neighborhood advocates tour two DESC buildings - West Seattle Blog (September 12, 2011)
Passionate' meeting, but Delridge homeless-housing project will roll on - West Seattle Blog (June 27, 2011)
'Permanent housing' for 75 homeless people proposed for Delridge site - West Seattle Blog (June 14, 2011)
We will update this webpage as the project proceeds. Please check here for more information.
Interested in learning more?
Contact Nicole Macri, Director of Administrative Services: (206) 515-1514
Jessica Cohen, Manager of Housing Development: (206) 515-1522
More information about DESC's Supportive Housing here
More information about Housing First here
More information about DESC's Vulnerability Assessment Tool, used to determine resident eligibility for supportive housing here