1911 22nd Avenue So., Seattle 98144
DESC’s vision is to improve equity and social justice by improving health care in our community. Many people who experience homelessness have serious mental health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Health care systems don’t offer these individuals what they need.
It’s time for health care to be accessible for those who need it most. With the clinic at Hobson Place, DESC and Harborview Medical Center will establish the first local full-scale health care clinic specifically designed to meet the complex needs of people living with disabilities who have experienced the longest periods of homelessness. By better addressing the health care needs of this group, the new clinic will result in a healthier community for everyone.
Hobson Place will also be a supportive housing building, with 177 studio units in total. The clinic at Hobson Place will serve residents of the supportive housing and the broader community, and create new employment opportunities in the neighborhood.
The first phase of the project will be built on the north portion of the parcel, providing 85 affordable studio apartments with supportive services and indoor/outdoor community spaces for individuals who are disabled and formerly homeless. Construction of the first building began in August 2019.
The second and final phase of the project will include the integrated physical and behavioral healthcare clinic and approximately 92 units of affordable housing for people with disabilities who have experienced homelessness. This second building will begin construction in early 2020 and be completed in early 2021. DESC will own and operate both buildings and provide management and supportive services to tenants.