Community Action Center


Monday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm, closed 12-1pm for lunch






350 SE Fairmont Rd, Pullman WA 99163




Community Action Center serves all residents of Whitman County who are in need of basic assistance including; housing, food, energy assistance, and other support services.

Emergency housing is facilitated by Family Service staff members who meet with clients to assist with eviction prevention and move-in assistance. Transitional housing is provided on a case by case basis as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is available for families, people with disabilities, and the seniors with limited incomes. Housing assistance payments are made directly to property managers that Community Action Center has an agreement with. A participating family will pay from 30% to 40% of their adjusted annual income for their rent and utilities. The Housing Choice Voucher Program pays the balance of the family’s rent to the owner or manager of the unit.

Community Action Center manages several low-to moderate- income rental properties for individuals, families, and people with disabilities. There are also self-help homes in Whitman County in which purchasers can get reduced payments by attending homebuyer classes and participating in home improvements.

The Community Food Bank provides a client choice shopping model for households in need of supplemental food assistance. Clients are able to come once a month for food items. Food bank hours are Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Mobile Farm Stand operates on a “pay-what-you-can” model, serving everyone in a community traveling to different locations. Community Kitchen rental will open July 1, 2022 - rent now for access to space, and connection to a growing network of community food supporters and advocates.

The Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance when energy costs rise beyond a household’s means. A variety of assistance programs to provide various forms of energy needs. In addition, Community Action Center operates a Weatherization Program that identifies sources of energy loss and makes improvements to save homeowners energy costs.

Community Action Center coordinates with other organizations to provide Support Services. Limited clothing vouchers, transportation expenses, prescription payments and Basic Food Application assistance are a few of the ways staff can assist families.


Emergency Services; Food & Nutrition Services; Case Management Services; Energy Assistance Programs; Emergency & Transitional Housing Program; Rental Assistance, or "Section 8" assistance; Affordable Rental Housing; Limited Transportation Assistance; Early Childhood Development; Legal Info & Referral


Emergency Services