Tacoma Community College Housing Assistance Program

Tacoma Community College Housing Assistance Program

THA has begun an innovative partnership with the Tacoma Community College (TCC). TCC is the region's largest post-secondary institution. It has a distinguished record of welcoming low-income, striving students, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college. Yet, a notable number of these students do not have stable housing. Through this program THA will provide rental assistance to homeless students who are enrolled full time at TCC. TCC will identify students for this program who would not be able to complete their college education because of a lack of affordable housing. THA's rental assistance will last for a maximum of three years. Students must make adequate academic progress. TCC will provide services designed to help them succeed so they will graduate ready to be independent of public support. 

THA and TCC will begin the program serving 25 students, and their families. 

TCC will choose the students for the program based on which students are most in need.  The participant must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Registered for or currently attending classes
  • GPA of 2.0
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits and 1 credit in the summer
  • Be homeless or at serious risk of homelessness
  • Meet income eligibility
  • Be a US citizen or legal resident
  • Pass a criminal background check


Tacoma Community College Housing Assistance Program: A Summary [PDF]

Barriers to Success: Housing Insecurity for US College Students [PDF]

If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact:

Shema Hanebutte
Dean, Counseling & Advising, WRT and Career Services
Tacoma Community College
6501 S. 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-6006