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.
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
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.