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Grand Opening & Open House for Bloomside, DESC’s new Burien PSH, on May 23

Mural artwork by Angelina Villalobos, photo courtesy of barry johnson, overall creative

We’re holding the grand opening of Bloomside, 801 SW 150th St., Burien, on May 23. Join our party for 95 new homes with full wrap-around services! Bloomside is DESC’s first permanent supportive housing outside of the city of Seattle. We’re looking forward to welcoming our tenants, highly vulnerable adults living with disabilities and experiencing long-term homelessness, in late May and early June. 

  • Come from 2-3 p.m. for the Grand Opening and to hear speakers (space for this is limited and could fill)
  • and/or
  • Come any time between 4-7 p.m. for the Open House, to tour the building and learn about its unique features, meet the Bloomside team and learn about our services and our tenants.
Mural artwork by Clare Johnson

Encampments vs. bans? DESC knows there’s a better way for everyone

On April 22, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in a case that will determine whether people experiencing homelessness may be penalized for having no safe place to sleep. 

Johnson v. Grants Pass asked whether cities that enforce laws about camping on public property when there is no other place for people to go are violating the Eighth Amendment by imposing “cruel and unusual punishment.” 

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Burien PSH is now Bloomside!

We’re excited to announce Bloomside–the official name for our new permanent supportive housing project nearing completion in Burien.

Located at 801 SW 150th Street, the project will begin welcoming tenants near the end of May and early June 2024.

Bloomside is special in several ways, including in the colorful, intricate murals on two sides, and for which it’s named. This is DESC’s first PSH outside of the city of Seattle, and 25 of the 95 studio apartments are reserved for veterans. Eligible residents are single adults living with disabilities, who are highly vulnerable, earn less than $31,620 (30% of the area median income) and who have been experiencing homelessness for over one year. DESC provides full wrap-around services for our tenants.