Press Release

Tacoma Housing Awarded 78 Vouchers to Assist Non-Elderly Disabled Adults

May 28, 2020

TACOMA, WA – May 28, 2020

The Tacoma Housing Authority has partnered with Pierce County Continuum of Care, through Pierce County Human Services, and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to provide voucher assistance to households with disabled adults, under the ages of 62. We have created this preference to serve a specific population in need of this aid and who are ready to move on from permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing. This frees up supportive housing units for people who do need them, especially those in institutional and other segregated settings who want to move to community-based integrated settings but who still need supportive housing services.

The Tacoma Housing Authority will use its newly awarded 60 Mainstream Vouchers to serve this population.

We will accept applications from people referred by the Pierce County Continuum of Care or DSHS. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:  

  • transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings 
  • at serious risk of institutionalization
  • previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing program 

If you believe you qualify, and you are enrolled in a program with the partner agencies listed above, please contact your caseworker from that agency. We will select applications in the order our partner agencies receive them.

Later, the Tacoma Housing Authority may offer these vouchers to the following populations:

  1. Current Tacoma Housing Authority residents
  2. Current applicants on Tacoma Housing Authority’s Consolidated Waitlist

 We are excited to expand our housing options for homeless and near-homeless households. These additional vouchers will help us and our partners increase the supply of accessible units and provide supportive services to make sure people have stable housing. 

Aley Thompson | Associate Director of Rental Assistance