City of Tacoma Extends Inclement Weather Shelter Funding

The City of Tacoma will extend inclement weather funding through April 30.

The City will invest an additional $21,150 for inclement weather shelter funding to extend its partnership with the Tacoma Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army to provide nightly shelter during the cold weather season to anyone who requests it.

This was the first year Tacoma has had an inclement weather season, which was originally declared from Dec. 1 through this March.

“We’ve seen a need to extend the inclement weather season through April,” said Nadia Chandler-Hardy, Neighborhood and Community Services Director. “Individuals and families who need help and are seeking shelter have been using the resources and spring storms are still a danger to people who are experiencing homelessness.”

The shelters in Tacoma have seen a significant increase in the number of individuals and families seeking shelter during the past year. They have been operating at maximum capacity with the intent to not turn away anyone seeking shelter.

The City is reviewing current funding investments to help extend shelter capacity as part of a comprehensive plan to address homelessness through services and resources.

For more information about the City’s homeless services, visit cityoftacoma.org/homelessness.

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