Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS)
Phone: (877) 501-2233
Pierce North Community Services Office
1949 S State St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Pierce South Community Services Office
1301 E 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404
Lakewood Community Services Office
5712 Main St SW Suite 100, Lakewood, WA 98499
Puyallup Valley Community Services Office
201 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98371
DSHS services include:
Aged, Blind or Disabled Cash Assistance Program (ABD)
Child Support Services
DSHS Emergency Programs
Family Planning Services
Housing and Essential Needs
Medical Assistance Programs
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Pregnant Woman Assistance Program
Washington Basic Food Program (SNAP)
Phone: (253) 798-4400
A Pierce County Human Services Housing Rehabilitation Specialist inspects the home for needed repairs, prepares bid specifications, and assigns work to contractors based on the type of work needed. The goal of this program is to assist in improving housing conditions by providing emergency repairs at no cost to the eligible resident, thereby maintaining existing housing stock available to low-income households in Pierce County
REDUCED COST SERVICES GUIDE
Highlights a variety of products and services available in or near Washington state that are offered at a reduced cost for people meeting certain income levels.
Bethel Community Services 2021 Application For Financial Assistance
This application is a request for financial assistance to help with essential needs not met due to COVID-19. Must reside in one of the zip codes listed below to qualify.
(98387, 98580, 98558, 98433, 98375, 98344, 98431, 98438, 98445, 98447, 98446, 98430, 98493, 98374, 98338)
Pierce County Rental Assistance
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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. Renters who don't qualify for rental or utility assistance will be referred to the Housing Justice Project for free eviction resolution services. Additional services and resources are available here.
Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center
2021 S. 19th St. Tacoma, Wa 98405
Phone: (253) 593-6641
One-time financial assistance to families including:
Landlord fees, including application fees, holding fees, damage/security deposits, background checks and credit check fees
Moving cost assistance, including moving vehicle rental; temporary storage rental; moving supplies
Other costs related to accessing or maintaining housing, such as legal fees, interpreter/translation fees, etc.
Rental assistance and rental arrearages
Transportation, include car repairs; bus passes; gas cards; bus tickets, or other reasonable transportation fees to relocate participants if their primary housing solutions are out of County or State
Utility payments and arrearages, including one-time utility subsidy payment to family/friends to support safe, doubled up situation; utility payment or debt that prevents family from securing housing
Work or education related materials, including necessary equipment, supplies, clothing; certification, licensing, or documentation fees
Sound Outreach Services
1106 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 593-2111
Hours: M-TH 8:30am-5:00pm
Receive free help filing taxes. Sound Outreach’s Financial Empowerment Program is an initiative to help economically vulnerable Pierce County households build assets and navigate a way out of poverty. The foundation of our program is free long-term financial coaching to increase financial management skills, combined with access to employment resources, apprenticeship programs and entrepreneurial coaching to help participants increase their income. Our trained Financial Counselors (FCs) work with clients to review their credit reports, track their spending, create household budgets, set goals, and develop action plans around those goals.
St. Vincent DePaul
4009 S. 56th St., Tacoma WA, 98409
Phone: (253) 426-1710
Email: [email protected]; provide basic information, zip code, and the type of assistance requested.
Provides emergency assistance; Gas, clothing, food, rent/utility assistance.