Need help paying rent?


We recognize that the pandemic has created much hardship for many families. Below is a list of resources that you can use to gain rent and other assistance.

Pierce County Resources:

Pierce County DSHS Community Services Offices (877) 501 – 2233

This program offers numerous financial assistance programs, including one known as Emergency Assistance.

Eatonville Family Agency (360) 832 – 6805

This program may have limited cash aid in an emergency. Funding is limited. Money can pay for housing, energy, rent or mortgage assistance. Can only apply for rent help on the third Tuesday of every month.

Families Unlimited Network (253) 460-3134

This program serves the zip codes of 98466 and 98467 and is based in University Place Washington. The non-profit offers rent and utility assistance if the applicant has a disconnect notice or pay or vacate notice.

Community Action Programs – Pierce County Community Services –

Call 866-223-1359 for assistance.

This program provides financial assistance, including housing, to low income Pierce County residents. 

Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH Food Bank  253-858-6179

This non-profit administers both rental and utility assistance to Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor residents.

Metropolitan Development Council 253-597-6728

This program offers low-income housing and rent help for low-income families and individuals. Other assistance may include help with child care for homeless families, loans to pay rent as part of eviction prevention, funds for utility bills, or family counseling.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven 253-537-5266

This program is part of Saint Vincent de Paul, is a charity in the Tacoma Washington area that assists Pierce County residents with rent, utilities, bus tickets, and gas. 

Tacoma Assistance Human Rights and Human Services Department 
Call (253) 682-34010 for help.

This program is a Centralized Intake Program for all Housing Related Services.

Tacoma Housing Authority (253) 207-4400
THA operates low-income housing programs, provide section 8 HUD vouchers as well as other services. Section 8 from HUD is the main government rental and low-income housing program. Referrals are also given to homeless prevention, job, budget, and debt programs.

Helping Hand House (253) 682-3401.

This program offers assistance to families with children offering limited financial assistance for paying monthly rent or back rent to families with children in Pierce County. You need to have an eviction notice to apply.

Pierce County Veterans Bureau 253-798-7449

This program offers various forms of help to low-income and homeless veterans in Pierce County. Find help with rent, utility and heating bills and food assistance.

St. Frances Cabrini Church (253) 655-7837

This program covers the parish of zip codes  98499, 98439 and JBLM. Up to $100 may be paid out for rent or other bills. Clients range from single moms to the working poor, seniors, and vulnerable. 

Saint Martin of Tours phone (253) 970-9037)

This program runs a multitude of housing and rental programs. They will also help you access landlord and resident dispute resolution services.

Lakewood Area Shelter Association (253) 682 – 3401

Typically offers rental, energy, and food assistance to Lakewood Washington Area residents.

All Saints Community Services (253) 848-2000

Program may have one time per year emergency rent help for Puyallup low income residents only. Funding is limited. Location is 204 6th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA, 98371. Call.

Homeless Prevention Programs  (206) 694 – 6767

Program offers referrals to rent help to prevent an eviction.

What is Diversion?
Diversion is a form of Eviction Prevention. Non-profits in the region may have money to help rehouse families as well stop a resident from being evicted. ESG grants may be used for paying rent, the distribution of motel vouchers to the homeless, and utility or security deposit costs. Other support is offered too for low income families struggling with rental expenses. More information on Pierce County eviction help.

Tacoma City Limits Rental assistance lottery

Pierce County Rental Resources Help


Rent assistance.
Many are struggling to pay rent, there is help available.