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Housing Programs

The City of Lakewood offers several programs to assist with home repairs, general home upgrades, or funding to buy a new home.

The City does not offer placement programs to help individuals find houses or apartments.

If you are currently homeless or in danger of becoming homeless: call 2-1-1 for help.

Jeff Gumm
Housing Program Manager
6000 Main St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

(253) 983-7773
Email: JGumm
To email Jeff Gumm add his email handle before @cityoflakewood.us

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Homeowner Assistance
Rental Assistance
Utility Assistance
Eviction Information


New website for Rental Housing Safety Program

The Rental Housing Safety Program has a new website. If you are an existing user or previously registered your rental property with the city, you will still need to set up a user account on the new site. Once you create a user account you will receive a confirmation email from Tolemi, the operating system that houses the online registration.

Visit the new website.

Visit our Rental Housing Safety Program Page for more information.

Assistance for Puyallup Tribal Members

Tribal members at or below the Area Median Income (AMI) may be eligible for rent and utility assistance.

Contact Tashina Smith at (253) 680-5990 to inquire.

Additional Resources:

Homeowner Assistance

Home Repair Assistance

The City has several programs to help low to moderate-income homeowners repair their homes. These programs address health & safety issues, code violations, and other problems.

Many repairs or improvements may be eligible. Examples include roof, electrical, plumbing, structural, window & door, insulation, heating, siding, appliance, and sewer repairs.

We offer loans with much lower interest than standard bank loans. Low-income households may be eligible for 0-1% interest rates. As these programs offer loans, participants are expected to repay funds. Terms may be tailored to meet the borrower’s needs.

Contact Program Coordinator Martha Larkin at (253) 983-7754 for assistance.

Eligibility Table

CDBG/HOME Program Income Limits

CDBG Effective May 1, 2024 / HOME Effective June 1, 2024

Family Size30%
Median Income
Median Income
Median Income
Median Income

Rental Assistance

The city’s rental assistance programs are currently closed. Learn more about available programs through Pierce County’s Human Services department.

Mortgage Assistance

The City no longer offers down payment or mortgage assistance programs.

Utility Assistance

The City does not offer utility assistance. Utility providers may offer assistance. Visit the Utilities page to find contact information for local utility providers.

Eviction Information

Tacomaprobono Housing Justice Project

The City of Lakewood has funded Tacomaprobono to provide free legal aid to residents at risk of losing their homes to eviction.  For more information, visit the Tacomaprobono page.

If you have received an eviction summons or need free help with other housing issues, please contact Tacomaprobono.

Phone: 253-572-5134
Email: [email protected]

Other Resources

  • Eviction Resolution Pilot Program
    • The Eviction Resolution Pilot Program offers dispute resolution between landlords and tenants. This may help avoid an eviction.
    •  Visit the website or call 1-855-657-8387.
  • Dispute Resolution Center


Housing Program Documents