Community Action Connections


Supportive Housing Department

720 W Court St, Upstairs

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Phone: (509) 545-4042
(509) 786-3379 - Prosser

Home Base

Community Action Connections

Pasco - 720 W Court St, Upstairs - (509) 545-4042 (8-11:30 AM & 1-4:00 PM)

Prosser - 424 6th St, #2 - (509) 786-3379  Fax # (509) 786-3359

Prosser Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. (9:00 AM -12:00 PM & 1-4:00 PM)

CAC has a variety of funding sources for housing assistance each with its own set of eligibility criteria.

All programs at a minimum require documentation that the household lacks both of the following.

  • Sufficient financial resources and
  • Support networks to obtain/retain housing

Services are not guaranteed and subject to funding availability.

Services may include:

Prevention/At Risk of Homelessness: Assistance for those individuals/families who are at-risk of becoming homeless. (At-Imminent Risk or At-Risk of Literal Homelessness) Service for households who have received a notice to vacate their current housing due to non-payment of rent. Must have a documented crisis and be able to have the ability to sustain housing. Accept referrals from HRC only.

Rapid Re-Housing: Assistance provided for households who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate shelter/cover at night. (Literally Homeless) Must be able to sustain the housing. Accept referrals from HRC only.

Permanent Supportive Housing: Assistance for single men or women who are chronically homeless, who have a disabling diagnoses, living on the street or in the mission. Must meet eligibility guidelines. Eligibility conducted through CAC or referral from the HRC.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA):

Description: The HOPWA program was established by HUD to address the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Regionally Assisted Collaborative Housing (REACH)

Criteria / Eligibility: Have a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS.

Referal Process: Clients are referred into the progra, throught their Medical Care Provider, usually local Public Health Facilities.

Description: The REACH program provides short and long term rental assistance (TBRA), short term utility assistance. (STRUMU), Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) and Supportive Services (SS).

The program serves a six County Region.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA); Program is targeted to very low-income households with children who lack funding for housing sustainability and could benefit from a longer term subsidy. Eligibility conducted through CAC or referral from the HRC.

Ending Family Homelessness(EFH)-TANF:  Assisting Homeless TANF elegible famiies to obtain stable housing, entering into progressive engagement and reaching their fullest potential for self-sufficiency will be the main priorities of the program. The faimily will be provided training in the art of conducting a successful housing search, working to secure housing at scattered site.Accept referrals from HRC only.

Housing and Essential Needs - HEN: The HEN is to establish and/or maintain stable and affordable housing for those clients receiving Medical Care Services (MCS). Funding allows the client to receive rent and utility assistance for the duration of eligibility as determined by the DSHS BVS print-out. A client may receive essential needs, and eligibility is based upon receiving medical assistance through DSHS, as verified by BVS and is based on need. Essential Needs will be goods only, no cash or vouchers will be provided. Accept referrals from DSHS, or walk-in with Medical Care Services(MCS) documentation.

Additional programs available are: 

  • Basic Food Program Assistance in applying for Food Stamps
  • Diapers(Courtesy of Tri City Diaper Bank) Up to 1 pack per child per month (63-100 diapers)
  • Emergency Food (Subject to available funds)
  • Emergency Medical Prescriptions (Once per year subject to available funds)
  • Energy Assistance
  • Hat, gloves, scarves, blankets (Courtesy of Project Warm-Up)
  • Information and Referral to Services
  • Landlord Liaison Services
  • Personal Hygiene Kits for CAC clients
  • Transportation for CAC clients (bus token as needed)
  • Welcome Home Kits for CAC clients
  • Winter Coats (Courtesy Burlington Coat)

Housing Funding Sources are: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Benton and Franklin Counties, WA State Department of Commerce, WA Family Fund, WA State Department of Social and Health Services.