Pierce County COVID-19 Relief Programs
Rental and Utility Assistance Program
The purpose of the Rental Assistance program is to prevent eviction for Pierce County residents (including those living in the City of Tacoma) impacted by COVID-19 who are behind on rent. Rental Assistance covers rent, utilities/home energy bills, and other expenses related to housing.
The program is administered by Pierce County Human Services. More information can be found on our website:
Rental Assistance Program Applicants
Rental Assistance Program Recipients
Demographic Breakdown of Payment Assistance Recipients
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain demographic groups, and low-income and socially vulnerable communities have seen the most severe impacts. The chart to the right provides information on the self-reported demographics of clients who have received rental assistance.
COVID-19 Response Programs
Kids Need to Play! Program
Pierce County Parks created the Kids Need to Play! (KNP!) program to provide discounts for kids’ summer camps and programs. Several public and private recreation providers collaborated on the initiative to bring kids accessible opportunities to learn, create, explore and compete. The goal of this program was to ensure that kids could to return to camp over the summer and benefit from the enrichment of camp activities and safe social interactions.
While remaining safety-conscious, many camps and programs for preschool (ages 3-4) and school-age (ages 5-18) kids were discounted at 60-90% off for all youth during the 2021 summer season across Pierce County.