MDC owns and manages 300 units of housing in four service models for low-income and homeless families and individuals throughout Pierce County.

MDC provides services for housing, Energy Assistance, and Weatherization.

MDC manages a continuum of affordable rental units in Tacoma and Pierce County for qualified low-income residents. Options include single family homes, duplexes, shared housing, and multi-family.  Please call for information and availability.

If you are seeking rental assistance, please call 211 to see what might be currently available in Tacoma and Pierce County.

Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time per program-year grant to assist eligible low-income households with heating costs.  To apply, you must live within the city of Tacoma and meet the income guidelines.  Payment is made directly to the heating vendor and the amount paid will be based on your last 12 months’ heating costs.


The Weatherization Assistance Program is a state and federally funded program administered locally by community action agencies, housing authorities, and local government entities. Designed for qualifying low-income residents within the city limits of Tacoma, this program provides access to services that will improve energy conservation, including insulation and furnace repairs