find help

Overwhelmed with home repairs? Unsure where to turn for community resources? You've come to the right place.

Thank you for your interest in Rebuilding Together South Sound’s home repair programs! We are working to ensure safe homes and communities for everyone. We would love to talk with you about the repair needs at your home and connect you to other community resources that may be able to help you.

Rebuilding Together South Sound Home Repair Application Information

Please review our basic qualifications and program information below. If you have a question that is not answered here, please call our office at 253-238-0977. Visit our Apply for Services page to download a paper application.

You meet our basic qualifications if you... 

  • Live in the home you own that is located anywhere in Pierce County or the cities of Federal Way and Auburn,
  • Are up to date on the mortgage and property taxes at your home,
  • Your household qualifies as low-income (see table below), and
  • Someone in your home is elderly, a person with a disability, or a child under the age of 18.

How do Rebuilding Together South Sound's Programs Work?

Once we receive your complete application, our staff and volunteers will schedule a comprehensive assessment of repairs needed at your home. Following the assessment, applications selected for repair services will be accepted into one of our core programs:

National Rebuilding Day
(NRD)
 Projects are typically larger in scale, engaging approximately 20 or more volunteers per project to tackle a wide range of repair needs.
Repairs will occur on or around the last Saturday of April.
Safe @ Home
(S@H)
Projects involve smaller-scale, critical health and safety repairs
completed by skilled volunteers.
Repairs are completed throughout the year.
Tacoma Home Repair
(THR)
Projects involve smaller-scale, critical health and safety repairs
completed by staff and contractors.
Repairs are completed throughout the year for residents inside the City of Tacoma.

Consideration is given first to households that have not yet received any services from our organization, as well as seniors, persons with disabilities, and families with children who are unable to make their own repairs and who have no able-bodied family members to assist them.

Other Community Resources

Washington 211 Referral Line211 from any landline, (877) 211-9274 for Pierce County, (800) 621-4636 for King County

Where to Turn Guide | The Where to Turn Guide is Pierce and King County's most comprehensive guide to senior services that are funded through government agencies, publicly funded organizations, and nonprofit programs. The guide is updated annually in the summer.

Aging and Disability Resource Center | (253) 798-4600 | The Aging and Disability Resources Program offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible. These services address the needs of frail, older and functionally disabled adults living in Pierce County.

City of Auburn Human Services | (253) 931 3099 | Provides low-income city residents with grants for emergency home repairs. Must meet income guidelines and have lived in your home for at least one year.

City of Federal Way Community Services | (253) 835-2401 | Provides 0% interest loans up to $15,000 to cover emergency home repairs. Must meet income guidelines and have lived in your home for at least one year.

City of Lakewood : Home Repair Loan | (253) 983-7754 | Provides loans ranging from $40,000-$65,000 to cover accessibility upgrades, weatherization, and major home system replacement. Must meet income guidelines.

City of Tacoma : Single Family Home Repair Loan | (253) 573-2435 | Provides loans up to $50,000 to cover major repairs or home systems. Must meet income guidelines.

City of Tacoma : Sewer Conservation Loan | (253) 502-2255 | Provides loans up $10,000 to repair or replace sewer lines. Must meet income guidelines and seek bids for project.

Metropolitan Development Council :  Energy Assistance Program | (253) 572-5557 | Provides a one-time per program-year grant to assist eligible low-income, City of Tacoma households with heating costs. Must meet income guidelines. Can be owner-occupied or rental.

Metropolitan Development Council : Weatherization Assistance Program | (253) 593-2336 | Provides access to services that will improve energy conservation including insulation and furnace repairs for income-qualified, City of Tacoma residents. Can be owner-occupied or rental.

Pierce County Human Services : Energy Assistance Program | (253) 798-4400 Option #1 | Provides a one-time per program-year grant to assist eligible low-income households with heating costs. Must meet income guidelines. Can be owner-occupied or rental.

Pierce County Human Services : Home Repair Program | (253) 798-4400 Option #2 | Provides home repairs for income-eligible homeowners in the form of a grant. Participants must reside in Pierce County and outside the city limits of Tacoma, Lakewood, and Bonney Lake.

Pierce County Human Services: Weatherization Assistance Program | (253) 798-4400 Option #3 | Enables low-income families to reduce their energy costs by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Participants must reside in Pierce County and outside the city limits of Tacoma.

Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer : Senior Citizen or Disabled Persons Property Tax Exemption | (253) 798-2169 | Property tax exemptions available to citizens who are at least 61 years of age before December 31 of the previous year and meet eligiblity guidelines or disability status.

Tacoma Public Utilities : Grant and Loan Programs | (253) 502-8368 | Provides grants and loans for heat pumps, duct sealing, heat pump water heaters, insulation upgrades, LED lighting, window replacement, and more. Must meet income guidelines, be a TPU customer, and seek bids for project on your own.

Tacoma Public Utilities : Payment Options and Resources | (253) 502-8608 | Provides assistance to reduce utility bills through Budget Billing as well as age, disbility status, and household income.

Puget Sound Energy : Rebate Programs | (800) 562-1482 | Provides rebates for energy-efficient upgrades including appliances, lighting, heating systems, insulation, and more.

Donate