Housing & Financial Support

 Xfinity Internet Essentials

Eligibility for Xfinity Internet service:

  • Resident in Xfinity Internet service area.
  • Qualified/enrolled in:
    • National School Lunch Program.
    • Housing assistance.
    • Medicaid.
    • SNAP.
    • Others.
  • Enrollment or intention to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with Xfinity.
  • No previous Xfinity Internet subscription within the last 90 days (except for ACP enrollees).


Habitat for Humanity-Tacoma/Pierce County

  • Habitat collaborates with families, local communities, volunteers, and partners to increase affordable and safe housing for low-income families.
  • Owning a home is possible

Please call: 253-672-5626


Pierce County Housing Authority
The Pierce County Housing Authority is a public agency offering a range of services to residents in need, including:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program
  • Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV)
  • Community Programs

Please call: 253-620-5400
603 South Polk Street Bldg A, Tacoma WA 98444


Puget Sound Energy Assistance Resources

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) offers programs to help to pay or reduce your electric or natural gas bills:

  • PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP): Offers bill-payment assistance beyond LIHEAP in Washington state.
  • LIHEAP program: Provides financial assistance for eligible households to maintain affordable utility services and avoid disconnection.
  • The Salvation Army Warm Home Fund: Gives short-term, emergency bill payment assistance to PSE customers in financial need.
  • Payment arrangements: If you don't qualify for bill assistance, consider creating a payment plan. You can work out a manageable payment schedule over up to 18 months.

Contact Pierce Co. Human Services to see if you qualify 1-855-798-4328


Rebuilding Together South Sound
At Rebuilding Together South Sound, the vision is to create secure homes and communities for all by mending homes, rejuvenating communities, and reconstructing lives.
Please call: 253-238-0977
4019 S Orchard St, Tacoma, WA 98466

Tacoma Housing
Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) offers two types of assistance, rental assistance and affordable housing properties.
Rental Assistance Programs - Tacoma Housing Authority
Properties - Tacoma Housing Authority
Main Telephone: 253-207-4400
TDD/TTY: 1-800-545-1833 EXT. 249
Emergency Telephone (after hours) 253-620-3701
902 South L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405-4037

Tacoma Public Utilities Payment Assistance
To help make bills more manageable, and to prevent service interruptions, TPU offers a variety of payment options and assistance programs.
Please call: 253-502-8600
3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

 Tacoma Rescue Mission
The Tacoma Rescue Mission strives to empower everyone, including clients, volunteers, donors, and staff, to reach their full potential.
They offer essential services like:

  • Shelter and food to those in need
  • Self-sufficiency programs to uplift individuals from poverty and overcome addiction
  • Promotion of prevention initiatives.
  • Share the message of their Christian faith.

Please Call: 253-383-4493
425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402

Washington 211
211: A confidential and free community service:

  • Your single point of contact for local services
  • Services include utilities, food, housing, healthcare, childcare, eldercare, crisis intervention, and more
  • Promptly connects you with the help you need while respecting your privacy


YWCA Safe Shelter

  • The emergency shelter offers private apartments for healing and privacy, complete with kitchens and bathrooms, welcoming all survivors regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or religion.
  • YWCA is one of the few shelters nationwide that accommodates pets, providing for their needs, including food, vet care, grooming, and pet deposits as families transition into new homes.

*Please note that all programs and services require an intake call or phone screening.

Please call the 24-Hour Hotline 253-383-2593 to speak with an advocate regarding shelter services, safety planning or referrals to community resources.
Email Crisis Line at crisis@ywcapiercecounty.org.