YWCA Renovation and Transitional Housing Addition
The YWCA recently announced a bold plan to build on its one-hundred-year history with new
construction that will sit alongside the historic Julia Morgan Building to provide permanent
supportive housing for mothers and children experiencing homelessness. The YWCA selected
Grapevine Economic Development Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and Grapevine Development,
the Master Developer, to develop the proposed project in November, 2018. The project will
consist of thirty (30) one-bedroom units once it is complete. To this end, Grapevine is seeking
homeless housing funds from the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, and State of
California. The project’s approximate delivery date is Spring 2021.
Famed pioneering architect, Julia Morgan, the first woman licensed in architecture in the state of California, designed the main building of the YWCA of Harbor Area and South Bay in San Pedro, which first opened over one hundred years ago in 1918.