A warm, welcoming place for young adults experiencing homelessness.
Tacoma Housing Authority designed the Arlington Apartments for 18 to 24 year-olds experiencing homelessness, transitioning from foster care, or are on the threshold of homelessness. The 58-unit apartment building will have 1-to-1 supportive services provided by the YMCA Social Impact Center.
There are at least 90 homeless unaccompanied youth and young adults on any given night in Pierce County. In 2016, at least 1,070 youth and young adults in Pierce County were homeless.
Many of these young people flee abuse at home and judge that the streets are safer. On their own, they face high risks of further abuse, violence, sex trafficking, addiction, and greatly diminished prospects for an education, a livelihood, a family and a reasonable life.