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*Coordinated Entry*

This application is required for several of the services listed on this page — these services are denoted with asterisks. Once applications are complete, you may expect a follow up call within 3–5 business days.

Do you need housing right now?

Are you a single parent attempting to flee domestic violence with your child?

  • Exodus Housing — Must be a single parent 18 or older with one minor child in their custody. Family must be fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence and lacking in resources to obtain stable housing. Must be employed or able to obtain employment within a short period of time. Applications are kept active for 60 days and then deleted. Applicants are welcome to reapply as necessary.
  • Call 253-862-6808
  • Visit the Exodus Housing website.

Do you live in Pierce County and are experiencing homelessness or are fleeing domestic violence?

  • Share and Care House (Rapid Rehousing) — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first* 
    Provides rapid rehousing for homeless individuals and families, supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals, HEN rent/utility assistance, etc.
  • Call 253-627-3620
  • Visit the Rapid Rehousing website

Have you or your family recently become homeless and are looking for a place to live right now?

  • Family Housing Network (Rapid Rehousing) — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first*
    Helps families and individuals move to affordable community housing as quickly as possible after they become homeless. Rapid Re-housing also provides short-term supportive services and connections to community resources at an individualized level.
  • Call 253-471-5340
  • Visit the Family Housing Network website

Are you a pregnant woman or a new mother and looking for a place to live right now?

  • New Beginnings — Provides housing support services for young women who are pregnant as well as new mothers who are in crisis and need assistance with temporary housing.
  • Call 253-353-2229
  • Visit the New Beginnings website

Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless living with a child under age 17?

  • Helping Hand House — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first*
    Provides emergency housing stabilization. To be eligible, families must have a child 17 or under living with them. They must also be homeless or at risk of homelessness and be residing in Pierce. County.
  • Call 253-848-6096
  • Visit the Helping Hand House website

Do you live in Puyallup or Eastern Pierce County and need short-term motel assistance?

  • Open Hearth Ministries — Provides short term motel assistance to those with children up to 18 years old in Puyallup and Eastern Pierce County.
  • Call 253-307-2274
  • Visit Greater Tacoma Community Foundation website

Do you need short-term or transitional housing?

Is your family homeless or low-income and need temporary or transitional housing?

Living Access Support Alliance — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first*
Short term (30 days) and transitional housing (12-24 months) available for families with case management to address additional needs. Families pay 30% of their income towards their apartment and utilities. Permanent supportive housing for those with a disability also an option.

St. Frances Cabrini — Provides rent, utilities and furniture. *Must call on MONDAYS promptly at 9:00 am. Services are provided as a first come, first serve basis.

  • Call 253-655-7837 (English) / 253-655-7835 (Español)

Shared Housing Services is a nonprofit that offers low-income individuals and families affordable solutions to prevent homelessness through home sharing and transitional housing programs. These programs include case management services and connections to community services.

Do you need permanent housing?

Are you low-income and looking for affordable public housing?

  • Pierce County Housing Authority — *Applications must be complete online only*
    Assisted low-income public housing. Openings of the application process for assistance announced on the PCHA website.
  • Call 253-620-5400
  • Visit the Pierce County Housing Authority website

Is your family homeless, have complex needs or disabilities, and are looking for permanent housing?

  • Family Housing Network (Permanent Housing) — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first*
    Family Housing Network partners with 69 apartment units in Tacoma Lakewood, and Fife to serve homeless families with complex needs and disabilities who need long term case management services to work on goals toward stability and independence.
  • Call 253-471-5340
  • Visit the Family Housing Network website

Do you have a disability or have a long history of homelessness and are looking for permanent housing with additional services?

  • Share and Care House (Permanent Supportive Housing) — *Must fill out Coordinated Entry application first*
    Provides rapid rehousing for homeless individuals and families, supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals, HEN rent/utility assistance, etc.
  • Call 253-627-3620
  • Visit the Share and Care House website

Are you a member of a Tribal Nation and are looking for permanent housing?

  • Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority — *Must be of Native American descent*
    Provides sustainable, healthy, and affordable housing while providing opportunities and resources to inspire self-sufficiency. Applications must be filled out online.
  • Call 253-573-7800
  • Visit the Puyallup Tribal Housing Department website 

Are you behind on your rent and need help paying?

  • Families Unlimited NetworkMay be able to provide up to $300 of your home rental costs each year. If you quality for the program, you cannot receive assistance if you are not behind on your bill and / or have not received a shut-off notice. Only applicable to residents in the 98466 & 98467 zip codes.
  • Call 253-460-3134
  • Visit the Families Unlimited Network website

Do you need help paying for your energy bills or utilities?

Referrals to 211 or the Common Referral System can work with a Workforce staff member to be connected to a Navigator through the Common Referral System.

Washington Connections – Provides program information on Community partners that may be able to assist with Utility costs and services.

Families Unlimited Network – May be able to provide up to $300 of your home heating costs each year. If you quality for the program, you cannot receive assistance if you are not behind on your bill and / or have not received a shut-off notice. Only applicable to residents in the 98466 & 98467 zip codes.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Provides funds from a federal block grant program to help low-income Washington state households maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid shutoff during the winter. Resources are limited.

Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP) – Provides qualified customers with additional bill-payment assistance beyond that offered by the Federal LIHEAP program. Resources are limited.

Are you a homeowner and want to reduce energy usage and lower bills?

Puget Sound Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides free weatherization assistance to qualified customers to help reduce energy use and lower bills. This includes free upgrades to your home such as insulation, sealing air leaks, lighting, and refrigerator replacements.