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Puyallup, WA - 98371
(253) 848-6096
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Helping Hand House

Helping Hand House provides temporary low income housing, cash, rental assistance. Also homeless services provided.

Helping Hand House is dedicated to ending and preventing family homelessness Pierce County. They help families with children find the skills they need to stay housed: budgeting, goal-setting, education and employment.

Family homelessness is a problem of epidemic proportions, and the number of families who struggle to earn a wage sufficient to support their households grows daily. The lack of both affordable housing and employment paying a living wage has increased the number of households who are precariously housed or actively homeless.

Research indicates that a household must work 81 hours a week at minimum wage, or 40 hours at $16.25/hour, to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rate in Pierce County. A family needing three bedrooms must earn the equivalent of 3 full-time minimum wage jobs, $23.61/hour.

Families continue to be the majority of the homeless population, locally and nationally. Requests for emergency shelter for families in Pierce County has increased every year since 1985, a trend they see every day at Helping Hand House, as the need far outweighs the resources available to address it.

For every vacancy in emergency or transitional housing, at least four families will apply.

For every household they can assist with prevention funds, ten are turned away.



Comments
  • Reply User   2020-07-30 13:50:04

    Is there any rent assistance that may be able to help me with a couple months of back rent that I owe?

  • Reply User   2020-10-13 10:36:57

    I'm seeking rental assistance. I'm a 4 months behind and having surgery this Friday. Thanks so much.

  • Reply User   2020-11-02 00:48:42

    im 3 months behide i need help ..

  • Reply User   2021-01-26 07:13:01

    I currently stay at a hotel, iam behind on my rent and am being put out I take it day to day to pay my room and iam in the process of trying to get my baby girl back and not have a place to stay puts more of a problem with doing so iam trying to stay clean and keep my visit with baby not having somewhere to stay at night makes that hard so if in any way you could help?

  • Reply User   2021-02-03 07:24:24

    I'm a single father and I'm a essential employee but I'm 3 months behind on my rent, my hrs have been cut in half due to the corona virus

  • Reply User   2021-02-15 13:01:21

    I am looking for rent assistance. We are behind 4 months and we would like to move out and get a place that is not as expensive, due to me loosing my job and my husbands pay and hours have been cut.

  • Reply User   2021-02-18 16:38:34

    Are you guys to providing any rental.assistance or back rent assistance?



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