Hobson Place welcomes tenants to new homes

With amazed excitement and relief at having homes (including their own bathrooms!) people who have been experiencing homelessness for a long time have begun moving into Hobson Place’s bright new apartments.

A person wearing jeans and a red Target stores-branded hoodie, with long, dark hair tied back in a ponytail, wearing a face mask and glasses, folds a red dish towel to hang it on the oven door handle.

The dedicated Hobson staff began placing the first of the expected 92 new tenants into housing on Jan. 24.

Thanks to donors and volunteers, they’re welcomed into fully furnished units equipped with basic housewares.

Volunteers from local businesses, clubs and families adopted apartments, paying for move-in kits, then helping to set them up on Jan. 21-23. Still more volunteers equipped the units with items DESC purchased with your donations.

They made beds with sheets, comforters and pillows; set tables with dishes, glasses and cutlery; hung bath towels and shower curtains; put cleaning supplies away in cabinets and placed toiletries atop the bathroom sinks. They set bedside clocks and lined closet rails with clothes hangers.

And the new tenants can simply go downstairs to access behavioral or primary health care at the Clinic at Hobson Place.

DESC and Harborview Medical Center’s unique partnership at Hobson Place realizes a long-term vision for both agencies. You can read more here.