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Homeless Programs
The Homeless Program contracts with nonprofit agencies to provide housing and services to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our community. 

Funding Sources
  • Consolidated Homeless Grant
  • Continuum of Care
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
  • Housing and Essential Needs 
  • Senate House Bill 2163 

Centralized Intake
The Department supports Access Point for Housing - a coordinated entry system for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.             

Ph: (253) 682-3401 
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

c Housing Quality Standards Inspections
Prior to occupancy, all units receiving funding from Pierce County must be inspected and pass a federal Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection. To request an inspection on a unit, please complete the following steps:

Step 1:  Review the pre-inspection checklist by clicking the link below:
Step 2:  Request the HQS inspection online by clicking the link below:


Employment Services

Online form: BFET & RISE Referral


Online forms:
HMIS Project Request Form (9/23/15)           
Technical Assistance Request
HMIS Class Registration

Plans, Resources & Meeting Minutes

Centralized Intake Analysis and Recommendations
Executive Summary of the Focus Strategies Report (PDF)
Focus Strategies Report (PDF)
Community Meeting PowerPoint (PDF)
Questions and Answers (PDF)

End Testing of the 50/50 Strategy for Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Openings in Access Point for Housing (AP4H)
Tacoma Housing Authority Rapid Re-Housing Eligibility Requirements
Systems Change Initiative - HHAP NOFA Pre-Release Communication
Key Components of the Homeless Response System - HHAP NOFA Pre-Release Communication
Performance Based Contracting - HHAP NOFA Pre-Release Communication

Continuum of Care Oversight Committee
Wednesday,  June 15, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
3602 Pacific Avenue
Soundview Conference Room 1

Coordinated Entry
The Launch of Coordinated Entry Summary Memo

Coordinated Entry & Prioritization Work Group
Summary of Coordinated Entry Work Group #1, Held March 24, 2015
Summary of Coordinated Entry Work Group #2, Held May 8, 2015
Summary of Coordinated Entry Work Group #3, Held June 18, 2015
Summary of Coordinated Entry Work Group #4, Held August 20, 2015
Summary of Coordinated Entry Work Group #5, Held April 15, 2016

Funding Opportunities (NOFAs, RFPs, etc.)
Funding Opportunities

Homeless Charrette, June 21-22, 2016
Intro Presentation (June 21, 2016)
Feedback Presentation (June 24, 2016)

Homeless Crisis Response System
Our Approach to Addressing Homelessness
Coordinated Entry & Prioritization:  Making Progress on Homelessness Together

Homeless Provider Academy
Provider Academy

Plans and Policies

Homeless Program Policies

Plan to End Homelessness

Point in Time Count Reports
2016 Homeless Point in Time Report
2016 Point in Time Summary
2016 PIT Example Survey Form
2015 Homeless Point in Time (PIT) Report

Prior Point in Time Reports (2012201120102009)