On July 20th, YWCA hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for their Tacoma project Home at Last that is scheduled to start construction next month. The project will provide 54 units serving individuals and families whose income are at or below 30% or 50% of the area median income, plus one manager’s unit. There will be a range of unit sizes from studios to three-bedroom units to accommodate these families, with 42 units set aside 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 services. The YWCA’s counseling and housing programs will occupy this space. Residents will have access to a full range of programming provided by the YWCA in the adjacent building, including legal services, therapeutic children’s programming, youth services and support groups.
YWCA Pierce County CEO Miriam Barnett, Mayor of Tacoma Victoria Woodards and Washington State Representative Laurie Jinkins were among the speakers who shared their appreciation for the project. The $23 million construction is scheduled to be completed in Spring of 2020.
For more information on the project you can visit: https://www.homeatlastywca.org/.