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. You must be at behind on rent or your mortgage to be eligible for these programs.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. Please submit your application only one time. If you are a Veteran in need of rental or mortgage assistance, please select the red button below.


If you need help filling out the application for the first time, call 253-798-7171. 


If you have questions about an application you already submitted, email us at PreventionRentalAssistance@piercecountywa.gov.

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The eviction moratorium has been extended through the end of 2020. Some important facts to note: 

  • This Moratorium does not mean you do not have to pay rent. Under the eviction moratorium, landlords can't increase residential rents and are expected to offer tenants a repayment plan. Landlords also can't charge late fees under the moratorium. People can still be evicted for other reasons, such as property damage or criminal behavior.
  • The proclamation, which Inslee signed, also bans retaliation against tenants and creates a legal defense for tenant lawsuits.
  • You cannot be evicted during the crisis unless you are causing a threat, or your landlord wants to sell or move into the property.
Free Eviction Defense and Landlord/Tenant mediation is available through TACOMAPROBONO. Call 253-572-5137 ext. 102 or email hjp@tacomaprobono.org

To learn more about the eviction moratorium, view this helpful guide and additional info sheets below: 

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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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