Housing Assistance and Programs

Rental Assistance

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. Landlords and tenants can apply online. Click here to apply.

Mortgage Assistance

The program provides eligible homeowners foreclosure prevention counseling and up to 4 months of mortgage assistance ($6,000 cap) paid directly to the loan servicer, bank or mortgage company. Owners must own homes in the City of Tacoma or the Pierce County Consortium (see consortium members below). Homeowners must have experienced loss of employment or reduction in wages due to COVID-19, and have an income at or below 80 percent Area Median Income for Pierce County. Homeowners that are outside the City of Tacoma or the Pierce County Consortium in need of support should contact the Washington State Foreclosure Prevention hotline at 1-877-894-4663.

Pierce County Consortium

City of DuPont                         City of Buckley                       Unincorporated Pierce County

City of University Place           Town of Carbonado                City of Fife

Town of Eatonville                   City of Edgewood                   City of Milton

City of Fircrest                         City of Gig Harbor                  City of Roy

City of Orting                           City of Puyallup                      City of Sumner            

Town of Ruston                        Town of South Prairie            Town of Steilacoom

Town of Wilkeson       


If you are unsure what jurisdiction you live in, please visit the Assessor Treasurer Information Portal.

City of Tacoma Mortgage Assistance Applications


Pierce County Consortium Mortgage Assistance Applications


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About Our Housing Assistance and Programs


 Human Services offers a variety of services and programs to assist residents with their housing needs. They include a variety of loan and grant programs to assist homebuyers, homeowners, and affordable housing developers. Helpful resources include: Homebuyer EducationMortgage Fraud and Foreclosure Help and Fair Housing Complaints.
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Community Development Corporation Board


   The Pierce County Community Development Corporation (CDC) Board is a decision-making board that approves businesses and housing loan, policies and procedures and other financial transactions related to the CDC.

Learn more about our advisory boards.
Additional Housing Resources

Homebuyer Assistance Loans

homebuyer assistance loans

Affordable Housing Financing

affordable housing loans

Major Home Rehabilitation Loans

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Energy Assistance

home energy assistance

Home Weatherization

home weatherization

Minor Home Repair

minor home repair