Housing Assistance and Programs

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Human Services offices are closed until further notice. We are offering alternative service options in response to growing community concerns. For assistance please call 253-798-4500 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Help for people impacted by COVID-19.
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Housing assistance is available for eligible Pierce County residents.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. Please submit your application only one time and you will be contacted by a service provider to confirm it was accepted. Pierce County is no longer accepting applications for rental assistance, but there is still funding available for Veterans. If you are not a Veteran and have already applied, we will continue to process all applications received on or before August 31, 2020.


If you need help filling out the applications, call 253-798-7171. 

Contact PreventionRentalAssistance@piercecountywa.gov for technical assistance with your application.

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Affordable Housing Operations Assistance

Pierce County, through the Federal CARES Act, is making funds available to assist affordable rental housing projects experiencing financial loss due to the COVID19 pandemic. Eligible, Non-Profit & For-Profit owners/operators of deed restricted affordable units located in Pierce County, who suffered a COVID-19 related loss of income &/or COVID-19 related expenses, not budgeted for in 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please print and read the program description before filing out the application for assistance. It provides detailed information about the process and what documents are required to be included with the submission. After which, complete, print, and sign (digital signature is acceptable) the application, then email it along with the required items to HSCaresAct@piercecountywa.gov. To ensure all email correspondence and attachments are kept together, please note only the name of the organization in the subject box.


Organizations are limited to receive up to two grant awards initially (one per project). If funds remain after all Cares Act applications are processed, organizations that submitted more than two applications, may be considered for additional grant awards (one per additional project). 


Note: Grant funds may be taxable income; please consult with your financial advisor for guidance; a 1099 will be issued to a grant or loan recipient as required by the IRS no later than February 2021.


Contact HSCaresAct@piercecountywa.gov for program questions and/or assistance.

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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.
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