COVID-19 UPDATE – This program was funded through a contract with The City of Tacoma. However, due to the financial impacts on the city caused by COVID-19, funding is no longer available and this program is placed on hold indefinitely.
When you live close to work, you don’t just gain the luxury of a short and stress-free commute, you also maintain access to all that Tacoma has to offer! Downtown On the Go’s Live Close to Work program offers access to additional cost savings to help you make this dream a reality.
How do you benefit?
When you work for a participating employer and live within 1-3 miles of your workplace, you get benefits, including:
- Financial incentives
- Discounted rentals
- Home loan benefits
- Access to discounts at local restaurants, entertainment, and more!
>>>See just some of the benefits you can receive on the Benefits Map
Program Benefits – Click on a link below to learn more about your benefits:
Additional City of Tacoma benefits
- City of Tacoma Housing – Down Payment Assistance Program
It’s more than just downtown, but downtown is definitely included. This single family and condo down payment incentive can be hefty, but is income limited.
- City of Tacoma Housing – Multifamily Property Tax Exemption
These exemptions stick with the properties (multifamily is defined as 4 or more units), so new owners can take them on at whatever point they are in their exemption period (exemption periods are 8 or 12 years). The gist is this – thousands of dollars in savings annually should you purchase a downtown condo
How does it work?
When you move within 1-3 miles of your participating employer, you receive a benefits bag and financial incentive. This also applies when you get a job within 1-3 of your home. If you already live within 1-3 miles of your office, you still receive a benefits bag.
How much do you get?
If you move within:
- 3 miles of your workplace, you receive $500
- 2 miles of your workplace, you receive $1,000
- 1 mile of your workplace, you will receive $2,000
Who is eligible?
Every workplace is different and your employer decides who is eligible. Check with your employer to see if you qualify.