Clement Place, located at 937 North 96th St, held its grand opening ceremony on April 9th. The facility is owned and run by the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC). Clement Place provides 100 units of permanent supportive housing to people experiencing homelessness in Seattle.
Residents of Clement Place will be single adults who have been experiencing chronic homelessness. This program will provide a permanent, stable home with staff and case management onsite 24 hours a day to provide support.
Folks enter Clement Place by referral from the King County Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) program, and can enter the residence from all parts of Seattle. Residents pay 30% of their income toward rent and can utilize on-site supportive services including case management that is tailored to each person. This person-centered model leads to virtually 100% of residents opting in to services.
“For folks who are experiencing homelessness, the thing that helps create the most stability to then be able to address other challenges such as mental health or substance use is stable housing,” says Kelsey Beckmeyer, Coordinated Entry and Housing Placement Manager for DESC.
To learn more about Clement Place, visit the DESC’s page for the project at https://www.desc.org/what-we-do/housing/clement-place/