MDC housing

MDC manages a continuum of affordable rental units in 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.

Housing Models

Short-term Housing:  Housing for homeless families with tailored case management services aimed at decreasing barriers to housing.

Permanent Supportive Housing:  Housing for individuals who are chemically dependent or have mental or physical disabilities.

Housing First:  Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals who are chronically homeless.

Affordable Housing:  Affordable rental housing to those earning less than 60% of Area Median Income (AMI).

Housing Requirements

The MDC Housing programs listed below must have a referral from Coordinated Entry:

Coordinated Entry Phone: 211

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Contact MDC

Phone: (253) 597-6728

Fax: (253) 597-4405

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Weekends and Holidays

721 Fawcett, Rm 204 Tacoma, WA 98402

Housing Programs

Randall Townsend is a 35-unit apartment building where we provide permanent supportive housing services to individuals who have been chronically homeless and living with a disability. Our goal is to safely accommodate the medical, behavioral and social health needs of these tenants; with a focus on helping households maintain housing stability with the option of moving to permanent housing as quickly as possible, if desired.

Pacific Courtyard is a 46-unit apartment complex where we provide a mix of affordable and project based voucher housing to individuals and families. This community includes 8 units reserved for veterans, 23 units for households that are experiencing homelessness, and a large number of children. All tenants have income below 50% of AMI.

Campbell Court is a 2-story building of 11 furnished studio apartments for individuals who are homeless and living with a mental illness, provided through a partnership with the Tacoma Housing Authority’s “Property-Based Housing Voucher Program”. All tenants have income below 30% of AMI. MDC provides an on-site property managers and supportive services to eligible tenants.

Both are Single Room Occupancy (SRO) properties offered in partnership with the Tacoma Housing Authority and provide project-based voucher units for residents to pay 30% of their income towards their housing.
615 S. G Street is a 2-story building of 11 studio apartment for residents that need Transitional Clean and Sober housing while receiving treatment services.
621 Yakima is a building of 21 studio apartments that provide permanent housing for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Both properties have a dedicated manager position and all tenants are under 50% of Area Median Income.

To qualify for this program, the client must be between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, chronically homeless and a documented disability, and able to provide documentation, such as from a shelter or other homeless outreach program. The complex is on the third floor of our administrative building and has elevator access to the floor. 15 studio apartments, furnished with a captain’s bed with four drawers, table, two chairs, stove, and refrigerator. Laundry service is available onsite. All utilities are included with rent. This is non-time limited housing.