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
- 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 eligibility 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
Good Afternoon Pierce County Landlords!
We have an important action item that we need from you. As you know, we will be launching our new portal soon! In this new portal, landlords will have a Primary Account and there is an option to add Users and Admins. If you are a Primary Account holder, you will not be able to add a User or Admin if the User and Admin’s email is already registered as a Primary Account. We will be importing all landlord emails from our old portal to the new portal, resulting in all the emails to be Primary Accounts.
Primary Accounts can add staff as Users or Admin:
Users = Can view applications
Admin = Can view and edit applications
If you are a large landlord or property manager, and would like to utilize this feature to add additional landlords or support staff so they can view your application. We will need you to complete the Landlord User Form and return to HSrent@piercecountywa.gov, with the subject line: Landlord Users. Please have this form completed and returned by 5pm tomorrow (2/8/2022).
If you do not need to add Users or Admin to your account, please disregard this email; no action item is needed for you.
Pierce County Rental Assistance
Pierce County Rental Assistance Program (Please note, this is NOT a PCHA program, this is just a link to Pierce County WA website for your convenience)
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.