Eviction prevention

9/7/2023 NOTICE: Eviction Prevention Portal is closed for maintenance and anticipates reopening approximately October 2, 2023.  We encourage households facing imminent eviction to contact 211 for other potential resources and legal services at Tacomaprobono and Northwest Justice Legal.  No applications will be accepted during this closure.  Once the portal reopen, households may recertify their case or apply however there are new questions being added so please make sure to answer all missing questions.

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The Pierce County Eviction Prevention program supports eligible low-income households with their past due rent. Submitting an application does not guarantee payment and due to limited funding, not all eligible households can be served through this program.

Landlords:  All landlords must create a new user account and upload new documentation for the Eviction Prevention Program. This is because this is a separate program with separate requirements and reporting.  Your username and password can be the same as the previous portal.

Before starting an application please read the eligibility requirements and required documentation. Tenants and Landlords:  Please get accurate email for Landlord/Tenant BEFORE starting an application. The email must be accurate.  Both landlords and tenants must submit in the portal for processing.

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Do you have a legal issue related to eviction or landlord-tenant laws? 

Join us for a “Partner Pop-Up” event hosted by Pierce County Libraries, TacomaPROBONO, and Pierce County Human Services during September and October. TacomaPROBONO will be available to answer legal questions, provide information and resources, and determine eligibility for assistance. Also in attendance will be the Eviction Prevention program, which can help eligible low-income households with their past due rent.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept. 18, 2-4 PM | Summit Library (5107 112th St. E in Tacoma)
  • Sept. 26, 2-4 PM | Tillicum Library (14916 Washington Ave. SW in Lakewood)
  • Oct. 3, 12-2 PM | Eatonville Library (205 Center St. W in Eatonville)
  • Oct. 9, 2-5 PM | Parkland Library (13718 Pacific Ave. S in Tacoma)
  • Oct. 17, 2-4 PM | Sumner Library (1116 Fryar Ave. in Sumner)
  • Oct. 24, 3-5 PM | University Place Library (3609 Market Pl. W in University Place)

Learn more at: https://calendar.piercecountylibrary.org/events

  1. Am I eligible?
  2. Service Providers
  3. Apply for Eviction Prevention


  • Household must live in Pierce County.
  • Household must agree to Case Management Services.
  • Household must be a renter.
  • Household must Currently Reside in Unit.
  • Household must have past due RENT (program can not serve utilities only)
  • Household is behind on rent up to 3 months. We do not pay for more than 3 months past due rent and this program does not pay for utilities only.
  • Household is under 80% Area Median Income.
  • Household must have a lease in their own name.
  • Household cannot be in subsidized unit (Section 8, Permanent Supportive Housing, Voucher Program, etc) and must be fully responsible for 100% of rent.
  • Households must have an eviction notice, 30-day notice, 14-day pay or vacate from their landlord.
  • Household must have all document listed below:
      • Photo IDs for all household members over age 18
      • Proof of income or self-attestation to no income
      • Lease in their own name
      • Ledger from Landlord
      • Proof of residency (utility bill in their name with address, recent mail received)
      • Utility bills in their name (must have past due rents to be eligible for this program)
  • Landlord must be willing to work with the program.
    • Tenants MUST work with their landlords to obtain the following information PRIOR to submission:
      • Landlord First and Last Name
      • Landlord Email
      • Landlord Phone number
      • Landlord Address

Landlords can begin the application process for tenants but cannot apply on their behalf. Please note: This program only pays up to 125% fair market rent for the unit size.

The Eviction Prevention program can pay up to 3 months rental arrears and up to 3 months current rents with case management to low income households. Rental Arrears and Current rents are paid monthly directly to the landlord. All funding is based on need and there is no guarantee of assistance through this program.

Attention Applicants:

Pierce County Human Services may share personally identifying information about each household with community partners as required to receive services or reporting. Community partners include, but are not limited to, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington State Department of Commerce, City of Tacoma, City of Lakewood, Nonprofit providers, Center for Dialogue and Resolution, Tacomaprobono, Superior Court, and employment services.