Press Release: 78 New Housing Vouchers to Assist Non-Elderly Disabled Adults

  

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

We have partnered with the Pierce County Continuum of Care and DSHS to help people move on from supportive housing or rapid re-housing. 

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. said Aley Thompson, Associate Director of Rental Assistance.

 

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Media Contacts:

Brandon Wirth
Tacoma Housing Authority
Manager of Communications
(253) 207-448-2790
bwirth@tacomahousing.org

Jeffrey Rodgers
Pierce County Human Services
Homeless Programs Supervisor
(253) 798-6908
jJeff.rodgers@piercecountywa.gov

 

About Tacoma Housing Authority

Established in 1940, Tacoma Housing Authority provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. It does this in ways that help them prosper and help our communities develop equitably. THA develops and manages real estate and provides rental housing. In partnership with thousands of private landlords, it helps families pay the rent in the private rental market. It delivers supportive services to help families succeed as “tenants, parents, students, wage earners and builders of assets who can live without assistance.” THA seeks to do its work in ways that help our community be an “attractive place to live, work, attend school, shop and play,” and that help Tacoma be “safe, vibrant, prosperous, attractive and just.” For more information about THA and its work, go to www.tacomahousing.nset.

Date: 

Thursday, May 28, 2020