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COVID-19 Update: City of Tacoma Receives Federal Funding to Support Coronavirus Recovery and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

In August, the City will receive $2,809,518 in Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) CV-2 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless because of hardship such as job loss, wage reduction or illness due to COVID-19. Read more.

We will use this funding to establish and operate non-congregate sheltering, which is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and supports the City’s operations under the COVID-19 Emergency and Public Health State of Emergency on Homelessness. In order to expedite service delivery, we will be providing the funding directly to community partners already contracted to provide homeless services and who are supporting the City’s emergency response efforts.


COVID-19 Update: Resources for Human Services Providers

The Tacoma Pierce County health department has released guidance for services provider preparation and response to COVID-19. Read more.


The City, as a funding provider, has the important role of helping to support our service providers so they can continue to provide vital programs and services in our community. Contracted providers are encouraged to reach out to the City about their specific needs related to COVID-19 response as the situation evolves.


Funding Community Needs

Neighborhood and Community Services funds community programs that strengthen our community. Funded programs support our efforts to improve livability, education, civic engagement, and equity and accessibility indicators in the Tacoma 2025 Strategic Plan, including:


Services include encampment outreach; adult, youth, and young adult sheltering; supportive services such as case management; and connection to transitional and long-term housing options. 

Household Stability 
Services help vulnerable residents keep their homes in good repair and make ends meet financially by providing access to food banks, rental assistance, and other basic services. 

Civic Participation 
Programming engages residents to build capacity to solve community issues and create new connections between the City and under-served populations.  

Domestic Violence 
Supportive services to survivors of intimate partner violence include counseling, safety planning, legal services, and emergency housing.  

Youth Development 
Programming prepares youth and young adults to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve their full potential by offering mentoring, case management, educational and career services.

Senior Services 
Wellness activities and programs support seniors to stay healthy, active, and engaged. Services for financial planning, housing assistance, and health care are offered directly at the City's senior centers and at other agencies within the community. 

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 
Services funded range from inpatient care and emergency response to individual and group outpatient counseling from qualified professionals.



Tacoma Municipal Building 

747 Market Street

Room 836

Tacoma, WA 98402


Jason McKenzie

Resource Manager

(253) 591-5047