Safe and at home

What is it like to have a place of your own?

A woman wearing a gray, black and white camo pattern hat, and gray and black jacket looks directly into the camera.

DESC thanks Bear Woman Who Stands Tall for sharing her story in our most recent video. Created for the virtual groundbreaking ceremony for DESC’s Bitter Lake Supportive Housing project (now officially named The North Star), this segment explores the difference it makes to have safe housing and access to support services.

DESC now operates 15 Permanent Supportive Housing projects in Seattle that provide homes and wrap-around services for 1,115 tenants who formerly experienced long-term homelessness.

Planning for and construction of a couple of new affordable supportive housing projects is underway. They will offer housing and health care for more of King County’s most vulnerable citizens over the next few years.

Not sure what we mean by “supportive housing”? Learn more here.