Affordable Housing Projects

Human Services uses local and federal funding to finance the development and preservation of affordable rental housing and the development of homeownership opportunities for low income households in Pierce County. Below are some highlights from projects we've helped develop over the last several years.

Orting Veterans Village

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs lased 5+ acres in Orting to create a tiny home village for veterans experiencing homelessness. The project broken ground in January 2020 and are expected to have their first guests move in this Spring. The village can house up to 35 chronically homeless veterans in Pierce County. View the pictures below. Learn more.

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Mercy Housing

We've partnered with Mercy Housing Northwest to bring more affordable senior housing to the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma. This new development, opening Fall 2021, will offer 60 apartments for seniors, and include an on-site community room and outdoor plaza for residents to gather and participate in Resident Services. The development is conveniently located just blocks from two light rail stations, bus stops and multiple healthcare facilities. 20% of the households are set aside for residents with disabilities, and roughly 30% are reserved for veterans. Learn more.

YWCA Housing

The YWCA Pierce County recently opened Dorothy Height Apartments in Tacoma, a few blocks from Wright Park. The development welcomed it's first family in February 2021 and features 54 units of low-cost housing. 75% of the units are reserved for individuals and families exiting homelessness, with the remaining units allocated to low-income families, people with disabilities, or others with barriers to permanent housing. Learn more.

Homeownership Center Northwest

In partnership with the City of Lakewood, Homeownership Center Northwest recently celebrating the groundbreaking of their new development in Lakewood. This development will offer affordable homes to low and moderate income households. Learn more.

Featured Projects

ProjectFunding YearUnitsLocationDescription
Home at Last
201750TacomaNew construction of affordable rental housing for homeless families. Leasing has started.
Habitat for Humanity
Tyler Court
201811Unincorporated Pierce CountyNew construction single-family homes for sale to low-income buyers. 8 of 11 houses have sold.
Horizon Housing Alliance
Hilltop Lofts
201957TacomaNew construction of supportive rental housing for people experiencing homelessness. Construction should be completed Spring 2022.
Vadis Homes
20191TBDAcquisition of single-family home for rental housing for 3-4 adults with disabilities.
Habitat for Humanity
Gig Harbor
20193Unincorporated Pierce CountyNew construction of single-family homes for sale to low income buyers. Construction starts 2021.
The Mustard Seed
Key Pen Elder
2019-20209Unincorporated Pierce CountyNew construction of affordable rental housing for seniors.
15th and Tacoma Ave.
2019-202080TacomaNew construction of affordable rental housing for seniors.
20202LakewoodAcquisition of single-family home for families experiencing homelessness to rent.
20191TBDAcquisition of single-family home for rental housing for 3-4 adults with disabilities.