Plymouth Housing Group and SMR Architects saw an opportunity to demonstrate that "place matters" in a powerful way. Nowhere is this notion more evident than in the lives of adults who have struggled for years on the streets and are determined to win their battle for stability. The affordability and sustainability requirements of this LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Platinum-certified project utilized our creativity and showcased our design integration. We achieved Platinum certification with super insulated walls, unit compartmentalization, 24 solar hot water panels to preheat the domestic hot water, Energy Star light fixtures & appliances and many more features. The success of Pat Williams Apartments lies not only in its environmental sustainability, but also in its social sustainability by providing a building and program that actively fosters stability, recovery, dignity and community among residents.