Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity participates in several special builds that are recognized by Habitat for Humanity International:
- Women Build - Provides women an opportunity to learn construction skills while building homes and communities
- Building on Faith - An opportunity for faith-based groups to put their faith into action building together on a Habitat home
- Collegiate Challenge - College students spend their spring break building with Habitat for Humanity in another area of the country
In 2016, the Pierce County Deanery sponsored another special build: Pope Francis' Jubilee House.