aurora HOUSE

Aurora rendering

10507 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133

Aurora House contains 87 studio apartments with 24-hour on-site staff support for men and women who have been chronically homeless, disabled and highly vulnerable. Amenities for residents include indoor community and dining space, a courtyard garden and a rooftop deck. The building will also contain a small street-level retail space. The location provides convenient access to three Metro bus lines, as well as the future RapidRide E Line, which will have streamlined service to downtown Seattle beginning in 2013.

Like all DESC supportive housing, Aurora House utilizes a Housing First approach. DESC is working with local Client Care Coordination Council (a consortium of government, private funders and service providers) to establish a process for identifying and recruiting prospective residents with the greatest needs. Priority will be given to individuals with long histories of homelessness who are also highly vulnerable and/or the highest users of local crisis systems, typically due to serious disabling conditions and substance use problems.

The Aurora House Opening Celebration scheduled on Thursday, January 10th is POSTPONED. Even though residents are scheduled to move into their new apartment homes ON TIME in mid-January, unfortunately the contractor will not sufficiently complete the building in time for DESC to host the January 10th opening celebration. A new celebration date will be determined soon.

More information about eligibility, and how to apply for DESC supportive housing, is available here.

DESC extends a very special thank you to our many partners who made Aurora House possible:

  • City of Seattle
  • King County
  • United Way of King County
  • Seattle Housing Authority
  • WA State Housing Finance Commission
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Wells Fargo
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Genesis Global Spiritual Center
  • Starbucks
  • Common Ground WA
  • Marpac Construction
  • SMR Architects
  • Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC

Related Media
Broadview Community Council Meeting - Our Broadview Neighborhood (January 19, 2011)

New home for homeless planned for North Aurora - North Hearald Outlook (December 15, 2010)

87- unit Project would provide housing for homeless people - DJC (December 10, 2010)

Q&A on the Conversion of Cyndy's House of Pancakes to Housing for Homeless - Aurora | Seattle Blog (June 23, 2010)

Additional links

We will update this webpage as the project proceeds. Please check here for more information.

Interested in learning more?
Contact Nicole Macri, Director of Administrative Services (206) 515-1514

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