Helping Hand House

Rent Assistance
Puyallup, WA
Contact Information

PO Box 710
Puyallup, WA - 98371

(253) 848-6096 Click to call There are 2 reviews. Scroll down to see the details. nolabr@helpinghandhouse.org Go To Website http://www.helpinghandhouse.org
About 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.

There are 2 reviews

Anonymous - Jul 30, 2020

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

Anonymous - Oct 13, 2020

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

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