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 250 individuals each day. Fifty percent of the individuals served were in families with children. There were 14,337 children under the age of 18 in shelters with parents or legal guardians, and the numbers are growing.

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
Temporary Emergency Shelter Phone Number Website
Emergency Family Lodge Salvation Army
253-627-3962 The Salvation Army - Tacoma
Emergency Family Shelter 253-272-1974 The Salvation Army - Northwest Division
Family Renewal Shelter (domestic violence) 253-475-9010 Family Renewal Shelter
G Street Shelter (MLKHDA) 253-627-6466 Martin Luther King Housing Development Association
Men's Mission 253-383-4493 N/A
Single Men's Overnight Shelter (MLKHDA) 253-627-6466 Martin Luther King Housing Development Association
Single Women's Overnight Shelter (MLKHDA) 253-627-6466 Martin Luther King Housing Development Association
YWCA Women's Support (domestic violence) 253-383-2593 YWCA of Pierce County, For Women: WSS and Housing
Tacoma Avenue Shelter 253-572-0131 Catholic Community Services

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
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
Women In Transition 253-383-4050 N/A
Tyler Square 253-627-4308 N/A