COVID Assistance

During these times of uncertainty there is help available!! Below are links and information for organizations and companies that are providing financial assistance due to the hardships of COVID.

**Please be aware that while we try to keep this information as up to date as possible, the funding offered by these companies is constantly changing. Be sure to confirm availability directly with them, Thank You.** 

Rental Assistance Program

The Pierce County Rental Assistance Program serves eligible Pierce County households who cannot pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Households are eligible to receive up to three (3) months of rent assistance contingent on the need for ongoing assistance, and subject to available funding.
  • Rent payments due prior to March 1, 2020 are not eligible.
  • Payments are made directly to landlord / property owners or other parties whom you owe rent. 

Eviction prevention for Pierce County residents behind on rent.

Providing financial support for overdue rent and utilities.


  1. Fall under 80% Area Median Income (AMI)
    • Family of 1 – $48,450
    • Family of 2 – $55,400
    • Family of 3 – $62,300
  2. Impacted by COVID-19
  3. Have rental arrears (past due rent or utility bills)
  4. Live in Pierce County, including the City of Tacoma

For application information please visit the link below.

Financial Assistance for Food, Rent & Utilities

Follow the link below to multiple resources for Food, Rent, and Utilities.

Payment Assistance

Whether you are facing a short-term financial issue or are on a limited or fixed income, we understand paying your bills can be challenging at times. To help make your bills more manageable, and to prevent service interruptions, we offer a variety of payment options and assistance programs.

For information on payment options and assistance programs click on the link below:

Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants living outside City of Tacoma limits. Payments are based on eligible household’s fuel usage for the past 12 months and income.

All applicants receive education on energy conservation, utility payment plans and budgeting. Eligible applicants must provide social security cards, a photo ID, and documents to verify your address and income.

Eligibility requirements and applications can be found here.

Help for people impacted by COVID-19

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has a web page devoted entirely to resources for COVID-19 hardships.

There are resources for Veterans, Transportation, Housing, Mental Health, Financial, Legal help and more here.