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  • Associated Ministries
    901 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98405

Access Point 4 Housing

Agency: Associated Ministries - Housing and Shelter Services

901 S 13th St
Tacoma, WA, 98405 Map
Phone: (253) 682 - 3401
Hours: Phone Line: M-F, 9am-Noon, 1-3pm

Service Description

Offers a central point of entry for households experiencing homelessness or who will be homeless within 72 hours.
Individuals and families receive resources to secure housing and other needed services.


Accessibility features: Accessible for disabled
Days of the Week: Friday; Monday; Thursday; Tuesday; Wednesday


Households in Pierce County that are experiencing homelessness or who will be homeless within 72 hours (this includes individuals, families with children and families with no children).
Unaccompanied youth and young adults, 13-24 may also apply.

Homeless situations include:
 - living in shelter,
 - on the streets,
 - in a car/vehicle,
 - fleeing domestic violence,
 - has a sheriff's notice for eviction,
 - endangering someone else's housing by staying with them, or
 - living in a hotel room paid for by someone else.

Couch surfing, doubling up with family or friends, or staying in a hotel using your own funds may not count.

Application Instructions

Call to start the process.

If currently experiencing homelessness press option 1.
If an unaccompanied youth, press 2.
If looking for HEN, press 3.

STEP 1 Screening - During the initial phone call, a Housing Specialist will determine eligibility for diversion, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing services within Pierce County.
The call usually takes about 15 minutes, where the caller provides information about their specific housing situation.
If the household is eligible a screener will schedule an appointment with an assessor.

STEP 2 Assessment - Once a household is scheduled for an in-person assessment, they need to bring an income statement. The assessment can be at one of the following locations:

Rescue Mission - Family Shelter
REACH (Goodwill of the Olympics)
New Nativity House
Salvation Army
Associated Ministries - Lakewood
St. Francis House (Puyallup)
Rescue Mission - Men's Shelter
Sumner Family Center
Oasis (Tacoma)
New Hope Day Center

*Signed homeless verification form (staff at Access Point 4 Housing will clarify what this form is)
*Court papers noting unlawful eviction.

STEP 3 Placement Roster and Referral - The Housing Specialist working with a household will provide information about local emergency shelters, and additional resources at the time of assessment.
Then the households name will be put on a Placement Roster and when a housing resource becomes available, AP4H staff will make a follow up phone call to the household.

While on the placement roster, please make sure to verify and update your information every 60 days so AP4H can reach you when an opening becomes available.


No fees for the screening and intakes.

Business Hours

Office Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm

Area Served

Greater Tacoma and Pierce County.


Telephones: types, numbers and hours
Main (253) 383 - 3056
Access Point 4 Housing (253) 682 - 3401
Fax (253) 383 - 2672

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