Section 3 Jobs

The potential for public housing not only to provide shelter for low-income people but also to generate jobs and economic opportunity in low-income communities has long been recognized. Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) annually receive billions of dollars in federal housing assistance for the maintenance and modernization of existing housing stock and the development of new […]

Poverty in Pierce County

Children in poverty exist throughout Pierce County, but not equally. There are several areas in Pierce County with extremely high populations of young children (under age 12) living in households with income below the federal poverty level.

Center for Strong Families Network

United Way of Pierce County is pleased to announce that Sound Outreach and Goodwill have been selected as partners to help low-income families through United Way’s first two Center for Strong Families, slated to open later this summer.

Local Grants for your Small Project or Program

The process of finding grants typically begins with prospect research. Foundations generally give based on subject and geographic region, so look for funders whose interests match your organization’s mission, programs, populations served, and locations served.

Small Grants to Help Children and Families in your Neighborhood

United Way of Pierce County’s Neighborhood Grants Program powered by South Sound Together, provides financial and technical support to resident or community-led groups for projects that help children and families in their neighborhood. In 2016, the Neighborhood Grants Program, in partnership with South Sound Together, will be awarding chosen groups in amounts ranging from $500 […]

Take Action: Get involved with your Neighborhood Council

Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member of an existing neighborhood group within a Neighborhood Council area can join a Neighborhood Council.”   If you live, work, or own a business in Tacoma, consider joining a neighborhood council and help make a difference in your community. In 1992, the City Council established Tacoma’s […]