NEWS AND INFORMATION
On March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Part of that plan includes funding for Emergency Housing Vouchers(EHV's). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded 62 of these vouchers to the Pierce County Housing Authority (PCHA).
Emergency Housing Vouchers are to assist individuals and families who are experiencing:
* At risk of homelessness
* Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, OR
* Were recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family's homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
If any of these apply to you, you may be eligible for an Emergency Housing Voucher. The EHV referrals for the program will be maintained and prioritized by Pierce County's Coordinated Entry System, the waitlist with be maintained by the Housing Authority. If drawn in the lottery, you will be contacted by the PCHA of your potential eligiblity via phone, or email as provided to the Coordinated Entry Team.
It is likely that many people eligible for this voucher program are already connected to the Coordinated Entry System if they have previously sought out services in the community. Due to high demand, connection to the Coordinated Entry System does not guarantee your eligibility and each agency issuing these vouchers may have specific prioritization of eligibility for their agency.
To determine your eligibility for an EHV please call 2-1-1 (United Way) for more information.
In the event you are already connected with services, contact your current service provide to see about your confirmed entry into the Coordinated Entry System.
PIERCE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Pierce County Landlords,
Join us at the Parkland/Spanaway Library Thursday September 30 from 2-5 PM as experts from Tacomaprobono's Housing Justice Project and Pierce County Rental Assistance answer legal questions and provide help applying for rental/utility assistance programs.
Talk with staff from Tacomaprobono and Pierce County Human Services, to get answers to your basic questions about eviction prevention related to COVID-19, legal protections for tenants, the Eviction Moratorium, and the Eviction Resolution Program, or apply for rental/utility assistance on-site.
The Parkland/Spanaway Library is located at 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Tacoma, WA.
Pierce County Rental Assistance
PCHA offices will remain closed to the public in accord with the Washington State Governors “Stay Home Healthy” Proclamation. PCHA offices will reopen to the public when the Governor’s proclamation is ended.
**As of July 1, 2021 the Housing Authority will accept rent increase notifications to tenants with proper 60 day notice being provided prior to the increase taking effect**
PCHA will continue to serve landlords and provide housing assistance by phone and email.(please see Housing Specialist contact sheet or refer to the notice provided by your property manager for contact information. Contact information for each property is also located under the apartments tab.
PCHA adopted COVID waivers
COVID 19 RESOURCES
Pierce County Rental Assistance Program
Virtual Hiring Event-Indeed and the Goodwill
Drive-thru Flu vaccine -protect you and the family. Everyone 6 months or older can get vaccinated without leaving the car.
Maintenance staff will respond to EMERGENCIES ONLY.
- Pierce County Housing Authority has been in the news recently due to the illegal actions of a former employee. If you are a participant in PCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher or Low Income Public Housing programs or a resident of a PCHA apartment community, please be assured that the ongoing investigation will NOT impact the services we provide. The agency remains committed to the provision of safe, decent affordable housing and economic opportunity, free from discrimination.
- Pay your rent online for any Pierce County Housing Authority owned apartment or Low-Income Public Housing unit using your checking or savings account, debit or credit card by clicking the PAY ONLINE button below. Payments can be in any amount you designate, on the date you select, and you can set up recurring payments. You will need your tenant billing statement to register the first time you log in. A nominal fee is required for payments made using a debit or credit card.
COVID emergency fund for non subsidized household
Main Phone: 253-620-5400
Main Fax: 253-620-5455