The Pierce County Human Services Home Repair Program is funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program provides home repairs to income eligible populations in the form of a grant. In order to qualify, households must have an income below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Participants in the program must reside in Pierce County (outside the city limits of Tacoma, Lakewood, and Bonney Lake) and own their home. Units must be owner occupied.
A Pierce County Human Services Housing Rehabilitation Specialist inspects the home for needed repairs, prepares bid specifications, and assigns work to contractors based on type of work needed.
The goal of this program is to assist in improving housing conditions by providing emergency repairs at no cost to the eligible resident, thereby maintaining existing housing stock available to low-income households in Pierce County.
The objectives of the program are to:
Preserve affordable, existing housing;
Provide no cost health and safety repairs to eligible households;
Provide coordination and referral between and to appropriate home repair programs;
Effect emergency or “stop gap” repairs necessary to protect the health and welfare of the client; and
Maintain the supply of safe and sanitary dwellings for lower income families in Pierce County.
Applicants must have occupied the home for at least one year qualify based on HUD Income Guidelines below.