Homelessness Prevention Services
This program provides assistance with water and other utilities (when available). This program also provides rental assistance to households with a 14-day pay or vacate notice (when available) and North West Furniture Bank referrals. Rental assistance is in great demand and can be the last stop before a family becomes homeless.
Our Client Service Center also provides an Essential Needs Closet including hygiene items, blankets, and coats.
Funding for Prevention services is limited at this time. For rental and utility support, please call United Way at 211. When funding becomes available, LASA will publish its times and dates to the public through the United Way help line.
Rapid Rehousing is designed to assist families in moving out of homelessness and into permanent housing. This is a short term program consisting of three to six months of rental assistance. During program tenure, clients also receive case management services with one of our Housing Retention Specialists.
Short-term shelter housing provides families a safe turn-key ready apartment with stays of up to 30 days. Utility services are included along with case management focused on the family’s immediate needs.
Family Permanency Project (FPP)
We operate five units in Lakewood and three in Fife in a partnership with Pierce County Housing Authority and social service agencies. Families are provided an apartment along with case management services. A limited number of Section 8 certificates are available to graduates of this program. Section 8 is a federally-subsidized program that helps low income families pay their rent.
This program provides 15 units of permanent supportive housing to families whose head of household has a documentable disability and is chronically homeless.
Low Income Permanent Housing (LiPH)
Orchard Heights is a privately owned apartment community that receives a tax credit for renting out 10 units at low cost to formerly homeless families. LASA is able to partner with them to place appropriate program graduates into this beautiful complex.
Please note that ALL referrals for our housing projects (Rapid Rehousing, Shelter, FPP, Prairie Oaks and LiPH) must come from Coordinated Entry at (253) 682-3401.