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 has created a program named Kids Need to Play! (KNP!) funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding allocations to provide discounts for kids’ summer camps and programs. Several public and private recreation providers are collaborating on the initiative to bring kids accessible opportunities to learn, create, explore and compete. The goal of this program is to ensure that kids can 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 will be discounted at 60-90% off for all youth this summer across Pierce County.