How do I know if my income qualifies for assistance?

Rental Assistance - CARES (Pierce County CARES Rental Assistance Program)

Households must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income based on their current annual income. Income should be calculated using anyone in the household age 18 and over. This excludes any payment provided by the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.


Household Income Limits – 80% Area Median Income

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Income Limit (Maximum)
$48,450
$55,400
$62,300
$69,200
$74,750
$80,300
$85,850
$91,350



Rental Assistance - ERAP (Eviction Rental Assistance Program) 

Households must be at or below 50% of Area Median Income based on their current annual income.   Income should be calculated using earned and unearned income for anyone over the age of 18, and unearned income for age 17 and under.  This includes any payment provided via the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.


Household Income Limits – 50% Area Median Income

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Income Limit (Maximum)
$30,300
$34,600
$38,950
$43,250
$46,750
$50,200
$53,650
$57,100



Mortgage Assistance

Households must be at or below 100% of Area Median Income based on their current annual income. This excludes the $600.00 provided by the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.


Household Income Limits – 100% Area Median Income

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Income Limit (Maximum)
$60,600
$69,200
$77,900
$86,500
$93,500
$100,400
$107,300
$114,200

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1. How do I apply?
2. What is the application process?
3. How long will it take?
4. When/how will I be notified when I am approved?
5. What is the statewide eviction moratorium?
6. Who do I contact if I need assistance with the application?
7. What documents can I use as evidence of income?
8. If I received previous emergency COVID-19 rental assistance from Share and Care House am I eligible to apply for this rental assistance?
9. I applied for assistance and received less than 3 months. May I re-apply if I need more rental assistance?
10. How do I know if my income qualifies for assistance?
11. What documentation do I need from my landlord?
12. Who do I contact if I’m experiencing technical difficulties?
13. Does this serve people in Tacoma?
14. Does this replace the old Rental Assistance program managed by Share and Care House?
15. Can I go back and make changes to my original application if I have realized I made a mistake?
16. Is rental assistance provided per lease holder or per residential dwelling?
17. My contact information has changed since I submitted my application, what do I do?
18. I was unable to attach documents when I submitted my application, what do I do now?