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Statewide Rent & Utility Assistance

Statewide Rent & Utility Assistance

Washington Rent Assistance

Provides an online directory of rental assistance programs in Washington. Choose the city in Washington on the right side of the page.
We list the cities where we found help for those needing help paying their rent. We only list the rental assistance programs on the website and do not provide the aid ourselves.

Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (Rental Assistance for Tenants)

Washington Multi-Family Housing Association is the Washington state chapter of the National Apartment Association.

We are a collection of residential property management companies, managers and owners of multifamily properties, apartment communities, and industry supplier companies. Working together, we promote and advance the multifamily housing industry in Washington to serve our valued residents. 

Kitsap Utility Assistance

Energy Assistance Program, Kitsap Community Resources


Assists income-eligible renters and homeowners in Kitsap County by providing financial assistance to pay their electric, natural gas, and heating bills. To schedule, call or go to

North Kitsap Fishline – Utility Services

19705 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo WA 98370

Possible assistance with PSE “urgent notice” bills or water shut-off notice for people living in Poulsbo, Suquamish, or Keyport. Possible assistance with propane, oil, and firewood for those in need for primary heat/cooking. Schedule an appointment to register for services by phone or online.

Weatherization, Kitsap Community Resources


Assists income-eligible Kitsap County residents in making their homes more energy efficient, reducing home energy consumption, and increasing the health, safety, comfort and longevity of their homes. Call for eligibility.

Pierce Rent & Utility Assistance

Pierce Rent & Utility Assistance

Metropolitan Development Council 

Emergency Minor Home Repair


Assists disabled and elderly homeowners with repairs of a minor, yet high-priority nature. Examples of repairs can be items such as plumbing problems, leaking faucets, minor roof repairs, adding a handrail to a tub enclosure, and more. When funding is available, up to $500 can be provided

Weatherization Assistance Program


Provides free access to services that will improve energy conservation, including furnace repairs and insulation for low-income residents of Pierce County/Tacoma. Other improvements can be attic insulation & venting, weather-stripping & caulking, as well as water, heater & water pipe insulation.

The Energy Assistance Program

253-798-4328 (automated line to schedule an appointment)

Provides a one-time per program-year grant to assist eligible low-income households with paying heating costs. To apply you must live within the city of Tacoma and meet the income guidelines. Payment is made directly to the heating vendor and the amount paid will be based on your last 12 months’ heating costs.

Rental Assistance


Qualifying residents are eligible for assistance once per year, up to $1,000. May be available on a limited basis.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

253-572-5557 for Tacoma residents or 855-798-4328 for Pierce non-Tacoma residents

Provides Assistance to qualifying, low-income households meet their immediate home energy needs. This assistance does not require a delinquent balance or shut-off notice.

Salvation Army Tacoma Corps

1110 S. Puget Sound Ave. Tacoma, 98405

Eligible individuals can access Rental Assistance, Life Saving Prescriptions, Free Food, Emergency Housing, Utility Assistance, and Senior and Youth Programs

Children’s Home Society

17010 S Vaughn Rd, Vaughn, Washington, 98394

Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents can apply for emergency assistance with rent and/or utility bills. On average $50 is paid out.

All Saints Community Services

204 6th Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98371
253-848 – 2000

Offers rent and utility assistance when funds are available to Puyallup residents within zip codes 98371-98374. For rental, residents must have a 3 day vacate or eviction notice. For utilities, resident must have a disconnection notice. Only allowed to receive once a year.

DSHS Community Resource Offices

ETANF/WorkFirst clients may apply for apply for emergency funding for paying eviction notice, utility bills including electric, gas, heating fuel, water/sewer or telephone. Homeless can apply for security deposit move-in assistance

Families Unlimited Network

2610 Sunset Drive West University Place, WA, 98466
(253) 460 – 3134

Limited to residents in the 98466 & 98467 zip-codes. Limited space and availability. Can provide utility and rental assistance. For rental assistance, must have a 3 day vacate notice. May be able to provide up to $300 of your home rental costs each year. Please bring your government issued ID, current Tacoma Public Utilities bill, a current copy of your lease, and all other financial documentation you think will help define your current financial picture. To schedule appointment, call number below.

Helping Hand House

Provides aid for families with children. Need to provide a disconnection notice.

4321 2nd St SW Puyallup, WA 98373
253-848 – 6096

LASA (Living Access Support Alliance)

8956 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW Lakewood, WA 98499

Provides assistance with water and other utilities, and rental assistance to households with a 14-day pay or vacate notice (when available). Serves Lakewood Residents and Zip Codes 98498, 98496, 98499, 98439, 98303, 98327, 98388

Saint Francis Cabrini Church

Provides help with paying rent, utilities, or housing expenses (no more than $100) for low income. Must have a disconnect or vacate notice. Serves zip codes 98499, 98439 and a small part of 98498.

5505 108th St SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499

Some of the regional programs that may be able to assist with energy bills, mortgages, rent, prescriptions, and more include:

  • Black Diamond Community Center – (360) 886 – 1011
  • Eatonville Family Agency – (360) 832 – 6805
  • Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH – (253) 851 – 8800
  • Federal Way Community Caregiving Network – Serves northeast Tacoma. (253) 661 – 0505
  • Plateau Outreach Ministries – (360) 802 – 2220
  • Saint Martin of Tours – Covers Fife Washington. (253) 970 – 9037

Skagit Rent & Utility Assistance

Skagit Rent & Utility Assistance

Community Action of Skagit County

Energy Assistance

160 Cascade Place, Burlington

Provides information on how qualifying, low-income households can apply for energy assistance from LIHEAP, Cascade Natural Gas, and Puget Sound Energy.

If you have a Puget Sound Energy account, you may schedule an appointment online by clicking “Get Started”.

Rental Assistance and Evicition Prevention


Skagit County Rental Assistance Program

The Skagit County Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible Skagit County renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Salvation Army – Anacortes Corps

2001 R Avenue, Ste. 100, Anacortes

Eligible individuals can access Rental Assistance, Life Saving Prescriptions, Free Food, Emergency Housing, Utility Assistance, and Senior and Youth Programs

DSHS Emergency Services

900 East College Way, Suite 100, Mount Vernon

Help with rent or utility payments. Services available include Additional Requirements for Emergent Needs which is available to those receiving assistance through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), State Family Assistance (SFA), or Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) programs. This program offers assistance in addition to funds already being received.

Sedro-Woolley American Legion George Baldridge Post 43

701 Murdock St, Sedro-Woolley

Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (coffee, financial and other assistance), dinners on Friday.

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