Resources for Homelessness Prevention in Pierce County

November 1, 2023

People in Pierce county who are at risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness can turn to a range of different resource to get relief from their situation. Housing providers should be aware of these resources and be prepared to share these resources with at-risk residents.


Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance

Eviction Prevention Rent Assistance Program

WA Eviction Rent Assistance

Youth and Young Adults Eviction Rent Assistance

• Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) (Lakewood city limits): 253-582-5320

Tacoma Ministerial Alliance

• Parkland / Spanaway Our Lady Queen of Heaven: 253-537-5266

St. Vincent De Paul: call 211 for referral to local SVDP affiliate for assistance

• Family Unlimited Network: rent and utility assistance: 253-460-3134

Metropolitan Development Council

• All Saints Community Services: provides financial aid people in the Puyallup ZIP code area 98371 through 98373: 253-848-2000

Eatonville Family Agency: must have a 3 day pay or vacate notice

Families Unlimited Family Advocacy Program: Serves families with children in ZIP codes 98466 and 98467. Must have a pay or vacate notice and owe less than $200

• Gig Harbor Peninsula: serves ZIP code 98329: 253-858-8800

• Martin Luther King Jr Housing Development Agency: must have a 3 day pay or vacate notice: 253-597-4804

• The Department of Commerce’s Commerce Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA) is a statewide rental assistance resource administered locally in each region. The eligibility criteria is:

  • Have a documented Behavioral Health Condition
  • Be eligible for an approved long-term supports program
  • Have a need for long-term housing support with no other alternative resource available
  • Please see the Commerce CBRA website for more information


Housing Authority

Tacoma Housing Authority

Pierce County Housing Authority


Coordinated Entry

WA Coordinated Entry Sites

Associated Ministries

Nativity House Shelter

Family Housing Network Family Day Center

Tacoma Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter


Emergency Housing

Emergency Housing County Resources

Tacoma Rescue Mission

Nativity House Shelter

Recovery Innovations Community Building: for people struggling with mental health challenges transitioning from Residential Treatment Facilities into a home in the community:

Salvation Army: families and single women

Agape House: Christian ministry resource, requires pastor’s referral. Transitional housing for single men and women as well as one- or two-parent families:

Guadalupe House: clean and sober transitional housing for single adults experiencing homelessness:

Living Access Support Alliance: single and two-parent families

Network Tacoma: single and two-parent families

• Helping Hands House Puyallup & Sumner: one- or two-parent families: 253-848-6096

Aging and Long-Term Care - WA by County: 1-877-501-2233

• Department of Commerce: Emergency Shelter Assistance Program: 1-360-725-4000

Additional Resources


Housing Resources for Native Americans

Cowlitz Tribal Housing Services


Housing Resources for Veterans

Catholic Community Services Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Pierce County Human Services Veterans Assistance Programs

• House of Matthews Transitional Housing and Rapid Employment: transitional housing in a dormitory style setting: 253-861-1812

• Making a Difference Foundation: transitional housing and shelter: 206-262-7770

Veterans’ Assistance Program

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: Hotline: 1-877-424-3838 or 1-877-4AID VET – Provides homeless veterans and at-risk veterans free access to trained counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Additional Washington State Resources

WA State Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington State Resources for Veterans, Families & Caregivers


Housing Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Exodus Housing Safe Choices Program: transitional housing for homeless families with children who are homeless due to domestic violence:

YWCA: single women and women with children

Family Renewal Shelter: for single women and women with children

Tacoma Rescue Mission

Crystal Judson Family Justice Center: 800-764-2420; email


Community Action

Pierce County Human Services

Washington State Community Action Partners


Affordable Housing Options

Pierce County Human Services Low-Income Housing

Pierce County Housing Authority Apartments

Tacoma Low Income Housing

Apartment Finder


Affordable Housing Online

LIHI Housing Options - 1-206-442-9455

Additional resources


Legal Assistance

Pierce County Human Services

Tacoma Pro Bono

YWCA Pierce County Legal Services

Northwest Justice Project

• Legal assistance


Statewide Hotlines

WA State Mental Health Services – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

WA State Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511

WIN 211 - Washington Information Network: 1-877-211-9274

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 1-206-389-2515


Additional Resources

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