Pierce County is returning to Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. Effective April 12, 2021. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the rollback of three counties not meeting the Phase 3 Healthy Washington metrics for reopening activities. The next evaluation of counties will be in three weeks, on May 3. View the media release here.
Pierce County Rental Assistance
Pierce County Human Services and the City of Tacoma have received funding for rental and utility assistance for tenants impacted by COVID-19 and are behind on rent. This program is only for renters. Homeowners are not eligible to apply for rent or utility assistance at this time, but we hope to have mortgage assistance available soon. The purpose of the Rental Assistance program is to prevent eviction for Pierce County residents (including those living in the City of Tacoma) impacted by COVID-19 who are behind on rent. Applicants must qualify as low-income at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), but priority will be given to those under 50% AMI.
In accordance with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order from Governor Inslee, our lobby is now closed. Our staff continues to provide permitting functions, including application intake and review, and inspections.