Pierce County uses a system called Coordinated Entry to connect people who are unsheltered to an available bed or safe place to stay. When someone contacts coordinated entry, staff look across all the available shelters and options, consider the person’s geographic location, and ask questions to understand the person’s need. Then they try to match people who are seeking shelter with a place to stay.
Coordinated Entry System is a centralized intake system and assessment tool. For those experiencing homelessness or in need of housing services, this is the best place to start.
Coordinated Entry Access Points:
Pierce County Human Services provides essential assistance to vulnerable populations in Pierce County.
Pierce County Housing Authority provides safe, decent, affordable housing free from discrimination.
Pierce County & Tacoma Housing Help Emergency rent and utility assistance
Puyallup Tribe Housing Assistance Providing Tribal members with rental and mortgage assistance.
South Sound 2-1-1 Free service through United Way that connects people with services such as shelter, affordable housing, and rental assistance.
Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness Network of individuals, non-profit agencies, government agencies, and community businesses working together to serve people experiencing homelessness.
New Hope Mobile Resource Response Team (MRRT) Mobile unit with showers, laundry services, food, clothing, phone chargers, Coordinated Entry assistance and more. Call 253-845-0174 for an updated schedule for current locations visiting throughout the county.
(Online only) - Provides self-help legal information for renters, including detailed packets on repairs, deposits, small claims court and the eviction process. Know Your Rights - Eviction
Northwest Justice Project 888-201-1014 Free legal help and assistance for low-income Washington State residents.
Tacomaprobono Housing Justice Project (HJP):
253-572-5134 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association program that offers legal advice and potentially representation for landlord-tenant issues, including evictions.
- Case needs to be in Pierce County, but do not need to be a Pierce County resident
- Additional online information and resources tacomaprobono.org/hjp
Tenants Union of WA State Tenant Counseling & Education
- Statewide Tenants Rights Hotline: 206-723-0500
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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