Burien accepts DESC into AHDP

Architect's rendering of the main corner of a six-story apartment building, mainly brown, but with yellow and blue panels, and a first floor lined with windows.
The main corner of the Burien building as the architect envisions it.

We’re excited to announce that at their June 21, 2021 meeting, the Burien City Council voted 6-1 in favor of including DESC Burien, a permanent supportive housing development, into the Burien Affordable Housing Demonstration Program!

The Burien project will be the first DESC housing built outside of the city of Seattle.

The council also amended the measure to require an interlocal agreement (ILA) between Burien and King County (or the Regional Homelessness Authority). The ILA aims to ensure that 30 percent of the people housed in the new building come from Burien. We are happy to participate in this effort, and think that we can help make this happen.

The project will create much-needed stable supportive housing for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. We plan to begin construction early in 2022 on a new apartment building on a site at 801 SW 150th St., Burien, 98166. It will feature 95 studio units of affordable housing with supportive services and indoor/outdoor community spaces for our tenants, single adults who are disabled and formerly homeless. The project reserves 25 units for veterans experiencing homelessness. We look forward to continuing to develop relationships in Burien and to being good neighbors for years to come!

Learn more about the Burien project here.