Pierce County YWCA “Home at Last”

Tacoma, Washington

YWCA Pierce County
SMR Architects
Square Footage
55,000 SF
Electrical Engineering and Lighting Design
Completion Date

Home at Last is a seven-story building with 55 affordable housing apartments ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom units for families, as well as staff apartments, counseling rooms, offices, and conference rooms. In addition, this project meets Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards.

The project has 42 units for homeless households and 12 units designated for families with special needs. The ground floor of the building will contain 4,000 square feet of space that will house support and counseling services for residents.

This housing development completes the vision of a holistic campus for families in the Tacoma area. With the addition of Home at Last, the campus connects its shelter facility with its historic main office, which is home to its support service programs.

YWCA’s vision is to offer a safe and affordable place to live where residents can have a stable foundation to rebuild their lives after experiencing trauma.

The project involved multiple community partners and 13 state and local funding partners.