1911 22nd Avenue So., Seattle 98144
Phone: (206) 203-5055
Fax: (206) 414-4674
AT DESC, our 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 most need it. 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. The new clinic will result in a healthier community for everyone by better addressing the health care needs of this group.
Hobson Place is also a supportive housing building that will have 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.
Phase 1 is complete
The first phase of the project, built on the north portion of the parcel, opened on Oct. 7, 2020. Individuals who are disabled and formerly homeless now live in its 85 affordable studio apartments with supportive services and indoor/outdoor community spaces.
Phase 2 is under construction
The second and final phase of the project will include the integrated physical and behavioral healthcare clinic and additional affordable housing units. People with disabilities who have experienced homelessness will live in those 92 new units. Construction on phase 2 began in May 2020, and will be completed in early 2022. DESC will own and operate both buildings and provide tenants with management and supportive services.