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Neighborhood and Community Services

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The Neighborhood and Community Services Department works to build healthy and successful neighborhoods and households through community problem solving, code compliance, funding human services, and partnering with community members to facilitate safe, clean, and attractive neighborhoods. 

Code Compliance is responsible for ensuring that property owners maintain compliance with the Tacoma Municipal Code to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Tacoma's residents.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Team works to build partnerships among all City services to address community problems and coordinates programs such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), Adopt-A-Spot and Community Clean-up programs.

Contracting Services implements  the City's human services initiatives and oversees the numerous non-profit programs under contract with the City to help meet the needs of Tacoma residents. The non-profit programs funded by the City strengthen our community by working to provide vulnerable populations, such as the seniors, persons with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, and people experiencing homelessness, mental illness or substance dependency with needed services such as food, shelter, treatment, education and employment services.  

Special initiatives include oversight and funding of the Gang Reduction model and oversight of funding for the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder tax.


Community Needs Assessment

The Community Needs Assessment 2016 will help the City of Tacoma prioritize funding for meeting human and social needs and provide common baseline information shared by the City and community service providers.

Link to TacomaFIRST 311 from the City of Tacoma

Contact Us

747 Market Street
Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5193


TRS: 711 Relay


Linda Stewart

Neighborhood and Community Services Director

(253) 591-5225