Currently, 10,000 people call Sumner home, but we’re also part of a vibrant and rapidly growing region. Sumner will see our housing diversify, with more offerings coming of popular multi-family structures while preserving the existing traditional single family neighborhoods. Also key to this conversation is how to keep housing affordable as the demand continues to grow.

Latest News about Housing

Rental & Utility Assistance

If you or your tenants are behind in rent and/or utility payments, please look at Pierce County’s Rental Assistance program. Do not put this off. Pierce County reports that it takes an average of 57 days from applying to receiving rental/utility payment, and the eviction moratorium ends September 30. There […]

Housing Action Plan

Our region needs more housing, and we want to make sure that everyone has a place to live in the community. Given this pressing need, the Cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner have teamed up to develop a plan to provide more housing types, which means more options for everyone. […]

Homeless Response

At the April 26 Council Study Session, City staff updated the Council on the comprehensive issue of homelessness in Sumner and the steps that staff have taken to address it. You can also learn more by visiting our Homeless Response page on Sumner Connects with information, FAQs and a place […]

2021 Property Taxes

As bills starting arriving, many people often have questions about their property taxes. Visit the Rumors & Questions page for information about Sumner’s 2021 property tax break-down. There’s no way to link to one particular questions, so it may not appear right at the top of the page.

Development in Sumner

Despite everything in 2020, development continued. In fact, we received and processed more permit requests than in 2019! Here’s what’s going on around the city. (Map last updated August 2021.)

Plans for the Future

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