Other assistance

Affordable housing

HousingSearchNW provides a free website where you can search available housing options across the state of Washington.

The Pantry

The Pantry exists to provide supplemental, nutritional, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all UW Tacoma students on campus. In an effort to support our students experiencing a lack of resources to food for themselves and their families, the CEI has partnered with FISH Food Bank to provide nutritional and accessible items to all UWT students on campus.

Food stamps

For more than 40 years, SNAP has served as the foundation of America’s national nutrition safety net. It is the first line of defense against hunger and is a powerful tool for improving nutrition among low-income people.

Benefits come to the household via electronic debit cards, known as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards which can be used in more than 246,000 approved retail stores nationwide to purchase food.

To get SNAP benefits, households must meet certain tests, including resource and income tests.