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Burien Supportive Housing

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.
801 SW 150th St., Burien, 98166
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View of the main corner of the Burien building as the architect envisions it. Rendering courtesy of SMR Architects.

Project updates

DESC purchases Burien site

February 2022—DESC purchased for $1.9 million property at 801 S.W. 150th St., Burien, for a planned Permanent Supportive Housing project.

King County awards funds

January 2022—King County’s Housing Finance Program (HFP) announced that it has awarded DESC Burien over $5.27 million for this project.

DESC applies for building permits

DESC Burien has applied for a building permit, following an administrative design review decision by the City of Burien on Dec. 16, 2021.

DESC held a meeting in August

Watch a recording here for information shared during an August 2021 public meeting on building design, features, amenities and mural (public arts).

Facts and FAQs about the Burien project

In order to answer your questions in the ways you prefer, we’ve posted FAQs in a couple of different formats and in both English and Spanish.

Fact sheets, June 8, 2021
Illustrated PDF, English | Plain text, English
Illustrated PDF, Español| Plain text, Español
In-depth FAQs, March 30, 2021
FAQs, English
Preguntas frecuentes (actualizado el 2 de Abril de 2021)

¿Prefiere el español? Haga clic aquí

Viviendas de apoyo DESC Burien Información

DESC  is working on an affordable housing development in Burien, located at 801 SW 150th Street to create much-needed stable, supportive housing for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. Our plans include construction of a new building, in the beginning of 2022. When complete, the new building will feature approximately 95 studio units of affordable housing with supportive services and indoor/outdoor community spaces for the tenants, single adults who are disabled and formerly homeless. Twenty-five units will be used to house veterans experiencing homelessness.  DESC will continue to own and operate the building after completion.

An aerial view of a city block with a parking lot and cars outside a flat-roofed, one-story building with red awnings.
The present building and parking lot on the site.

In an effort to learn more about neighborhood interests and provide neighbors with more details about the project, DESC hosted a virtual informational meeting on February 23rd, 2021 via Zoom about this new housing development. Read a copy of the community notification letter about the 2/23rd virtual informational meeting.

DESC provides responses to some questions about the Burien project.

Community members show support for new DESC Burien housing project

Sixty-six members of the Burien community wrote a letter to the B-Town Blog in support of the project. You can read it here.→

We welcome your feedback, comments, and questions about this project. Please submit them here.

Agradecemos sus comentarios, comentarios y preguntas sobre este proyecto. Por favor, envíelos aquí.

We will update this webpage as the project proceeds.

Please note that any information collected during the community outreach process may submitted to the City of Burien and made public pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act.

Click here for more information about DESC’s Supportive Housing