Board Meeting

There will be a regular board meeting held virtually via GoToMeeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST.  You can find the agenda here Agenda 9-24-2020.

The log in information for the meeting is below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Walker at

HATC Board Meeting
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Access Code: 968-242-885

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NEW!  Direct Deposit & Landlord Portal

HATC is pleased to announce that we now offer direct deposit for landlords!  In addition to the direct deposit option, we have a new landlord portal that will give you online access to Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) detail & history, the status of your inspections, and 1099 tax statements.  Please go to our Current Landlords page for more information on the portal or to download the Direct Deposit request form.

COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements:

In Notice PIH 2020–05, published on April 10, 2020, HUD exercised its authority under the CARES Act to establish waivers and administrative flexibilities to provide relief to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), Indian tribes, and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 2, 2020, it published a revision Notice PIH 2020-13. In this revision to that Notice, HUD restates the waivers and alternative requirements established previously in Notice PIH 2020–05, provides additional waivers and alternative requirements, extends the periods of availability for previously established waivers and alternative requirements, and issues technical amendments to several of the previously established waivers and alternative requirements.

A summary of the waivers and alternative requirements that the Housing Authority of Thurston County has adopted is provided in “Summary of HCV Waivers and Alternative Requirements - Updated 7-2-2020.”



Our staff are currently teleworking from their homes. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor the situation.  Please be patient and allow extra time for staff to return phone calls or emails, make changes, or mail items to you.  Staff will be checking their voicemail periodically.

MARCH 12, 2020

In response to COVID-19 the Housing Authority of Thurston County (HATC) is closing our doors to the public effective March 12, 2020 until further notice.  

We will not be conducting annual inspections during this timeframe, however, we will continue to provide initial inspections for moves and eligibility lease-ups.

If you need to contact your housing specialist or other HATC staff member, please do so by email, fax, or phone.

If you need to turn in paperwork, please use the drop box located outside the HATC office or mail it to: 1206 12th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.