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Rental Assistance Program Applications

The City of Tacoma is Accepting Applications for Rental Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8, 2020

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications,tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Megan Snow, Media and Communications, msnow@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5051

 

The City of Tacoma is Accepting Applications for Rental Assistance

 

A second round of applications for the City of Tacoma’s Rental Assistance Program will be accepted from July 8, 2020 – July 15, 2020.

 

People who meet the program qualifications can submit an application to LASA, which is the organization partnering with the City to administer the program. People who need translation services or have trouble accessing the online link, can call (253) 582-5320 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon for assistance. 

The program provides a one-time payment of up to $1,000  directly to  landlords of selected individuals or families who live in the city limits of Tacoma and have experienced loss of employment or reduction in wages due to COVID-19 resulting in an income level at or below 50 percent Area Median Income for Pierce County.

To apply for the City’s rental assistance program, people can submit an application online at cityoftacoma.org/covidrent. The application will be accepted through July 15, 2020, and will be included in an award lottery. In keeping with the City’s Welcoming Cities Policy, we will not be tracking or providing information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement about immigration or citizenship status.

Some funds have been set aside for direct referrals by community agencies that are helping to address inequities faced by people of color in our community.  If you are a service provider that would like to make a direct referral, please contact LASA at communityengagement@lasawa.org.

More information about the City’s response to COVID-19 is available at cityoftacoma.org/coronavirus

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