About llp

mission statement.

Promising to support Property Partners who accommodate high-barrier households.

our purpose.

The Landlord Liaison Program was developed in 2018 to create long-lasting relationships between housing agencies (i.e. "Service Providers") and Property Partners by educating both tenants and landlords in operational etiquette, new housing-related laws & policies, and how to supply housing units for residents of Pierce County. LLP ensures that Service Providers will continually offer support services to LLP tenants and respond rapidly to Property Partner concerns.

 

We understand the risk of working with housing agencies, and as a result we provide incentives such as access to Risk Mitigation Funds, rent-ready tenants, educational tools for tenants & Property Partners, and 24-hour support services. LLP's goal is to provide safe and affordable housing in every school district in Pierce County. LLP also strives to successfully house previously homeless individuals and families who cannot otherwise access housing due to rental barriers. 

LLP currently operates under the umbrella of Associated Ministries under contract with Pierce County Human Services. Associated Ministries is an interfaith organization that unites people of faith to build stronger communities. Pierce County Human Services connects those in need with services to improve their quality of life and promote self-sufficiency. 

the staff.

Tina McLeod
Program Manager

Christina (Tina) McLeod became the Program Manager for Landlord Liaison Program (LLP) in June 2020.  Tina brings over twenty years of housing advocacy work to this role, including over ten years of racial equity and justice work.  Tina believes “housing is at the heart” of the work to address inequities in our communities; and that our community partner relationships are the foundation from which LLP will increase access to housing opportunities throughout Pierce County.


Tina has a strong understanding of how our housing systems were built and knows that it takes intentional and visionary work to dismantle institutional policies and practices that created and/or support segregation and inequities that contributed to our current homelessness crisis; and then to implement policies and practices, like LLP, to ensure equitable access to well-maintained, affordable housing opportunities for community members with lived experience of homelessness.  

Kiesha Triplett
Issue Resolution

Kiesha Triplett is the Issue Resolution Specialist for the Pierce County Landlord Liaison Program. She has been working in the Human Services field for 11 years, and has 8 years experience in Mental Health & 3 years experience with the homeless population. Her passion is helping others by being a positive influence in the community. Kiesha would love to see the Landlord Liaison Program become a valuable resource for all Property Management Companies and Property Owners throughout Pierce County. It would be a dream come true for LLP to become a teachable and sustainable business nation wide.

Tony Lewis
Landlord Engagement

Tony Lewis is the Landlord Engagement Specialist for the Pierce County Landlord Liaison Program. He has several years experience in web design, marketing, and business acumen – skills that he is able to utilize to help LLP grow and develop. After a short time working in the for-profit sector, he transitioned to working for the Landlord Liaison Program after a brief internship. Tony would like to see the Landlord Liaison Program become a staple of the housing system, and be able to benefit Property Managers & Owners in the pursuit of stable housing.

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