evans house

Evans House

415 Tenth Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Evans House is named in memory of Richard Evans, a DESC employee who died in 1989. Formerly homeless himself, Richard was the inspiration for much of DESC's core philosophy. He taught us to meet people where they are in their recovery process, and to never give up on anyone.

  • Opened 2007
  • 75 studio apartments with full kitchens and baths
  • Common space for residents on first floor (meeting rooms, dining area, staff offices)
  • Two outside decks for residents
  • Uses an innovative model that brings Medicaid funds to cover most of the service costs for 40 of the residents
  • 35 residents served by DESC's Pact Team
  • Readers' Choice Awards: Special Needs Housing, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. November 2008 issue
  • Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition. Honorable Mention 2008
  • Green Communities Award, Enterprise 2007
  • Builtsmart certified, Seattle City Light 2007
  • BuildGreen certified, Master Builders Association 2007
  • SeaGreen certified, City of Seattle 2007
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