The Pierce County Rental Assistance Program has stopped accepting applications.
Applications will be processed normally until all funds have been distributed.
If you have already applied, you will be contacted by a provider to process your application. We are currently processing applications from March 8, 2022. If you applied before March 8, and have not been contact by a provider, please check your spam/junk folder.
If you have already received rental assistance, you are on the waitlist. There is no guarantee of additional funds. You may be contacted if funds are available after new applications are processed.
There will be a new rental assistance program in 2023, with new criteria and applications. Check here for updates.
Tenants 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:
This program may not move fast enough for applicants waiting to be referred to a provider. We encourage you to apply for ENERGY ASSISTANCE through Pierce County if you live in Pierce County and outside the City of Tacoma. Please apply with MDC if you live within the City of Tacoma. We also encourage you to contact your utility providers regarding your circumstances and pay as much as you can with available resources.
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.