Press Release: Arlington Drive Youth Campus Recognized as Best Supportive/Transitional Housing at Pacific Coast Builders Conference


Arlington Drive Youth Campus Recognized as Best Supportive/Transitional Housing at Pacific Coast Builders Conference

The Tacoma Housing Authority property was recognized at the 2021 Golden Nugget Awards

TACOMA, WA – June 23, 2021-During a virtual ceremony on June 16th, the Tacoma Housing Authority’s (THA) Arlington Drive Youth Campus won the Golden Nugget award in the ‘Best Supportive/Transitional Housing’ category. Celebrating its 58th year, the Golden Nugget Awards, the premier event of the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), recognizes leaders in innovative architecture, planning, and construction concepts that solve fundamental building industry needs.

“THA’s Arlington Drive Campus for Homeless Youth and Young Adults is dedicated to the proposition that the homelessness of young people is both intolerable and solvable,” says THA Executive Director Michael Mirra. “The solution looks like Arlington Drive. This shows in its expert on-site supportive services from THA’s excellent service partners. This shows in the warm embrace Arlington Drive received from the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, from the Mayor and County Executive to the neighbors. The solution shows in Arlington Drive’s lovely design. That design makes clear to these young people that they are important, that they are valuable, and that they are worth everything it takes to create something like Arlington Drive. THA is grateful to the many partners that made Arlington Drive possible.”

The selecting committee was filled with the industry’s top designers, planners, and builders. Jurors selected one grand winner in various categories related to building and design, out of approximately 600 U.S. and international entries.

The recognition comes after years of planning and development by the Tacoma Housing Authority, culminating in a December 2020 grand opening of the property. Tacoma Housing Authority designed the Arlington Apartments for young adults, 18 to 24 years old, who are experiencing homelessness, transitioning from foster care, or are on the threshold of homelessness.

To see the complete list of nominees and winners, click here.

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Media Contacts:

Nick Tolley
Tacoma Housing Authority
Manager of Communications
(253) 244-1766




About Tacoma Housing Authority

Established in 1940, Tacoma Housing Authority provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. It does this in ways that help them prosper and help our communities develop equitably. THA develops and manages real estate and provides rental housing. In partnership with thousands of private landlords, it helps families pay the rent in the private rental market. It delivers supportive services to help families succeed as “tenants, parents, students, wage earners and builders of assets who can live without assistance.” THA seeks to do its work in ways that help our community be an “attractive place to live, work, attend school, shop and play,” and that help Tacoma be “safe, vibrant, prosperous, attractive and just.” Learn more at



Wednesday, June 23, 2021