Rental Assistance


The Pierce County Rental Assistance Portal is NOW OPEN.

If you applied in 2021 using the old portal:

If you need to apply (did not apply in 2021) OR if you started an application in 2021 but did not submit:

Application Updates:

  • We are processing applications received on October 26. If you applied after this date, your application has not been referred to a provider yet.
  • If you applied before October 26, and have not been contact by a provider, please check your spam/junk folder first. If you do not find anything from your provider, please log in to the portal and you will see your assigned case manager’s contact information.   

For more information on what documents are required to submit your application, please click here.

Attention Applicants:


If you have already been served with rent or utilities, and need additional assistance, please contact the provider who served you initially.  The provider will put you on a wait list as we are prioritizing households who have not been served yet. There are many households who have been waiting patiently to be processed. DO NOT REAPPLY.  If you do, your second application will be removed as a duplicate. There is NO guarantee of funds, and the provider will determine if you are eligible for more assistance. They will also provide you with the process and timeline once they start processing the waitlist. 

Tenant who have received a 14-day notice to pay or vacate can contact the Center for Dialog and Resolution for assistance and processing.   


There are programs available to assist tenants with employment opportunities, utility assistance (separate from this program), Aging and Disability Resources, Veteran Resources, and affordable housing. Please call 211 to find out about additional programs.

Households seeking Utility Assistance or who have a utility disconnect notice:


Yes, this program CAN pay utilities for eligible RENTERS in Pierce County however, we must process household eligibility and landlord information prior to paying utilities. Because of these requirements set by the Federal government, it is unlikely that this program will move fast enough to prevent a disconnect for new applicants or applicants waiting for referrals. 

We encourage you to apply for ENERGY ASSISTANCE through Pierce County if you live in Pierce County and outside City of Tacoma. Please apply with MDC if you live within the limits of City of Tacoma. We also encourage you to contact you utility providers regarding your circumstances and to pay as much as you can with available resources.

Need more help?

If you have not applied and need assistance completing your application, please call 211 or contact one of our providers to schedule time to be assisted. Households with limited access to internet can utilize computers at local libraries.

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Rental Assistance Providers

Share & Care 


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at both locations
  •  702 23rd Ave SE in Puyallup
  •  3418 McKinley Ave in Tacoma

Korean Women's Association

  • By appointment only M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Call 253-536-3020 (select option #2)  to schedule.
  • Located at 123 E. 96th St. in Tacoma

Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center

  • Call 253-593-6641 ext. 108 to schedule in person assistance

Mi Centro

  • By appointment only on Fridays.
  • Call 253-906-9414 to schedule application assistance

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

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.