Non-THA Housing Resources (Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Housing)

Non-THA Housing Resources (Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Housing)

Other Housing Resource Phone Number Web Site
Pierce County Housing Authority 253-620-5400
King County Housing Authority 206-574-1100
Seattle Housing Authority 206-615-3300
Bremerton Housing Authority 360-479-3694
Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority 253-573-7956
Pierce County Community Action 253-798-7240 Pierce County Comm Action
Matsusaka Townhomes 253-593-2120 Matsusaka Homes

Also, please see the following resources for Emergency and Transitional Housing.

Emergency Housing

Emergency housing is temporary shelter, up to 90 days, for individuals or families. Emergency housing provides food, shelter and assistance with clothing and transportation. At the Emergency shelter, shelter recipients are also offered access to medical care, job training, job search and a variety of other supportive services. Tacoma, Washington has several shelters that provide emergency housing for up to 278 single individuals and approximately 80 households with children each day.

Annual estimates for October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013:    3,335 individuals housed, 44% (565 adults and 891 children) served were individuals in families with children

 Sometimes there are group living situations or single-family homes that are used as shelters. Some of the services offered may include:

  • Case management
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Food
  • Connection to social services
  • Medical referral
  • Clothing
  • Recovery services (Substance abuse, trauma)
  • Other emergency needs
  • Showers, soap, laundry services
  • Spiritual nourishment
  • Legal assistance
  • Disability assistance

As part of the strategic plan to end homelessness in Pierce County and design a “best practice” model to prevent homelessness, Associated Ministries had contracted with Pierce County to provide a centralized intake center for homeless individuals and families and those in imminent risk of becoming homeless.  This program is known as Access Point 4 Housing (AP4H).

As part of AP4H coordinated entry, a Housing Specialist will work one-on-one with individuals to enable stability. Services will include, but are not limited to, referrals to housing programs or independent housing and assistance/referrals in securing benefits. To find out more about Access Point for Housing please visit or contact them at: (253) 682-3401

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing bridges the gap between emergency shelter and permanent, affordable housing, allowing shelter recipients to continue on their path to self-sufficiency and independent living. Transitional housing is offered for a period of up to 24 months and offers opportunities at a variety of locations. Some of the services provided may include:

  • Intensive case management
  • Life Skills training
  • Driver's license reinstatement
  • Homes provided on a percentage of the family income
  • Food, clothing, bus passes
  • Employment services
  • Provision for education of children as well as adults
  • Referral to appropriate social agencies
  • Follow-up after independence
  • Screening for domestic violence, disabilities, substance abuse problems, mental health challenges, etc.
Transitional Shelter Phone Number Website
Another Chance for Women and Children 253-572-8170 N/A
Exodus Housing 253-862-6808
Guadalupe House 253-572-6582 N/A
Helping Hand House 253-848-6096 Helping Hand House
Hope Guest Home 253-627-3620 N/A
Jump Start, Faith Homes 253-572-0458 N/A
Lakewood Area Shelter Association 253-581-8689 L.A.S.A.
Meet Me Ministries 253-404-1745 N/A
Network Tacoma 253-474-9334 N/A
Phoenix Housing Network 253-471-5340 N/A
Shared Housing 253-272-1532 N/A
Sojourner Housing 253-272-1529 N/A
The Caring Place 253-272-3011 N/A
VIEW Veteran's Independent Enterprises of WA 253-922-5650 Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington
Women In Transition 253-383-4050 N/A
Tyler Square 253-627-4308 N/A