Rental and utility assistance available for Pierce County tenants

Pierce County and the City of Tacoma have partnered to bring an eviction prevention program to thousands of residents impacted by COVID-19. Pierce County renters with overdue rent and/or utility bills can apply for financial assistance. Eligible utilities include electric, water, sewer, gas, garbage pickup, fuel oil and internet.

Renters can apply online and may be eligible for up to 12-months of rental assistance based on need. Residents without internet access are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to apply over the phone. Pop-up, in-person application events will be announced later this spring for residents who need additional support. Landlords can pre-registration for tenants, expediting the application process.

Eligible rental assistance participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Fall under 80 percent Area Median Income

  • Have been impacted by COVID-19

  • Have overdue rent and/or utilities

  • Live in Pierce County, including Tacoma

Go to to apply or for more information.


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