Awards

2014

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Solutions recognizes DESC for innovation and dedication to supporting the whole health of its clients as a SAMHSA Primary & Behavioral Health Care Integration Grantee.

2012

Nonprofit Sector National Achievement Award from National Alliance to End Homelessness given to DESC for its ongoing efforts to end homelessness, particularly among those whose struggle with homelessness is compounded with mental illness and substance abuse. more

2010

Friend of Housing Award from Washington State Housing Finance Commission given to DESC for its 30 year quest to end homelessness of the community's most vulnerable.

Mentor Award from LeaderSpring presented to DESC in recognition of its commitment to innovation, excellence, and exchange of knowledge

Top 5 Most Influential Research Article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons with Severe Alcohol Problems" for 1811 Eastlake.

Excellence in Construction Award, "Multi-Family" category from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington for Rainer House.

2009

Builtsmart Certified Award from Seattle City Light for Rainier House.

SeaGreen Certified Award from the City of Seattle for Rainier House.

2008

Home for Every American Award from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for service innovation for 1811 Eastlake.

Maxwell Award for Excellence from Fannie Mae Foundation and the Partnership to End Longterm Homelessness for 1811 Eastlake, a top national honor.

Readers' Choice Awards: Special Needs Housing from the Affordable Housing Finance Magazine for Evans House, the November 2008 issue.

Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition for Evans House, Honorable Mention.

2007

Exemplary Program Award for Service Innovation from King County for 1811 Eastlake

Annual Award from the Washington Co-Occurring Disorders Inter-agency Advisory Committee (CODIAC) for 1811 Eastlake.

Green Communities Award from Enterprise for Evans House.

Builtsmart Certified Award from Seattle City Light for Evans House.

BuildGreen certified from the Master Builders Association for Evans House.

SeaGreen certified from the City of Seattle for Evans House.

2006

Eagle of Excellence Award Associated Builders Contractors of Western Washington for The Morrison rehabilitation, the top annual honor presented.

2005

Award of Excellence in Affordable Housing from MetLife and Enterprise Foundations for Kerner-Scott House, First Place in Supportive Housing

2004

Award of Excellence in Affordable Housing from MetLife and Enterprise Foundations for The Lyon Building, Second Place in Property and Asset Management

2003

Exemplary Program Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA)

1999

Best Practices Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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