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Paying Your Rent

Do you need help paying your rent during the pandemic?

Are you a veteran in need of rental assistance? We have compiled a list of local rent assistance programs. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can help during this difficult time.

Pierce County Resources

Pierce County DSHS Community Services Offices | (877) 501-2233
Program offers numerous financial assistance programs, including one known as Emergency Assistance.

Eatonville Family Agency | (360) 832-6805
Program may have limited cash aid in an emergency. Funding is limited. Money can pay for housing, energy, rent or mortgage assistance. Can only apply for rent help on the third Tuesday of every month.

Families Unlimited Network | (253) 460-3134
Program serves the zip codes of 98466 and 98467 and is based in University Place Washington. The non-profit offers rent and utility assistance if the applicant has a disconnect notice or pay or vacate notice.

Community Action Programs – Pierce County Community Services | (866) 223-1359
Provides financial assistance, including housing, to low income Pierce County residents.

Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH Food Bank | (253) 858-6179
The non-profit administers both rental and utility assistance to Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor residents.

Metropolitan Development Council | (253) 597-6728
Program offers low-income housing and rent help for low-income families and individuals. Other assistance may include help with child care for homeless families, loans to pay rent as part of eviction prevention, funds for utility bills, or family counseling.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven | (253) 537-5266
Program is part of Saint Vincent de Paul, is a charity in the Tacoma Washington area that assists Pierce County residents with rent, utilities, bus tickets, and gas.

Tacoma Assistance Human Rights and Human Services Department | (253) 682-3401
Program is a Centralized Intake Program for all Housing Related Services.

Tacoma Housing Authority | (253) 207-4400
They operate low-income housing programs, provide section 8 HUD vouchers as well as other services. Section 8 from HUD is the main government rental and low-income housing program. Referrals are also given to homeless prevention, job, budget, and debt programs.

Helping Hand House | (253) 682-3401.
Program offers assistance to families with children offering limited financial assistance for paying monthly rent or back rent to families with children in Pierce County. You need to have an eviction notice to apply.

Rental Assistance
The Pierce County Emergency Rental Assistance Program serves eligible Pierce County households who cannot pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency. Job loss or reduction of hours is not a requirement for eligibility.
Households are eligible to receive one (1) month of emergency rent assistance and the possibility of one (1) additional month of assistance contingent on the need for ongoing assistance, and subject to available funding.

Rainbow Center in Tacoma
Through education, advocacy, and celebration, Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, (LGBTQ) community.

Housing Justice Project | (206) 267-7069

Center for Dialogue and Resolution | (253) 572-3657

Tacoma Pro Bonohjp@tacomaprobono.org | (888) 822-5134

Pierce County Veterans Bureau | (253) 798-7449
Program offers various forms of help to low-income and homeless veterans in Pierce County. Find help with rent, utility and heating bills and food assistance.

St. Frances Cabrini Church | (253) 655-7837
Program covers the parish of zip codes 98499, 98439 and JBLM. Up to $100 may be paid out for rent or other bills. Clients range from single moms to the working poor, seniors, and vulnerable.

Saint Martin of Tours phone | (253) 970-9037
Program runs a multitude of housing and rental programs. Also access landlord and tenant dispute resolution.

Lakewood Area Shelter Association | (253) 682-3401
May offer rental, energy, and food assistance to Lakewood Washington Area residents.

All Saints Community Services | (253) 848-2000
Program may have one time per year emergency rent help for Puyallup low income tenants only. Funding is limited. Location is 204 6th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA, 98371. Call.

Homeless Prevention Programs | (206) 694-6767
Program offers referrals to rent help to prevent an eviction.

Pierce County Eviction Help
Diversion is a form of Eviction Prevention. Non-profits in the region may have money to help rehouse families as well stop a tenant from being evicted. ESG grants may be used for paying rent, the distribution of motel vouchers to the homeless, and utility or security deposit costs. Other support is offered too for low income families struggling with rental expenses. More information on Pierce County eviction help.

Tacoma City Limits Rental Assistance Lottery

Pierce County Rental Resources Help | covid-ra@shareandcarehouse.org

KWA Rental Assistance Program | KwaRentalAssist@kwacares.org | (253) 353-5502 | 123 E. 96th Street Tacoma, WA 98445

Pierce County Housing Assistance
The Pierce County Emergency Rental Assistance Program serves eligible Pierce County households who cannot pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency. Job loss or reduction of hours is not a requirement for eligibility. Households are eligible to receive one (1) month of emergency rent assistance and the possibility of one (1) additional month of assistance contingent on the need for ongoing assistance, and subject to available funding.

REACH Center in Tacoma
LLP Property Partners, Do you have residents who are the primary lease holder/signer AND aged 16 to 24 years old? If yes, there are Rental Assistance dollars available specifically for this age group to prevent homelessness. Because of the disproportionate number of young adult community members experiencing homelessness in Pierce County, there are rental assistance funds which have been designated for this age group with the intent to maintain stable tenancies for tenants and landlords during this COVID pandemic. The REACH Center in Tacoma is one of the agencies administering these funds.  See the details below including the link to apply. Please share the information below with your residents who are the primary lease holder/signer and in this age (16-24) group, especially those who may have missed or will miss a rental payment since March 1, 2020.

Our Sister’s House | (253) 383-4275

Next Chapter | nextchapterwa@gmail.com | (253) 475-5516

 

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