There are many affordable housing opportunities in Thurston County and surrounding communities.

Housing Choice Voucher: The Voucher program provides an affordable housing subsidy for low-income households. You pay approximately 30% of your income towards rent. The Voucher program pays the rest directly to your private or non-profit landlord.

Collaborative Housing: We work directly with non-profit housing developers to provide a Project-Based Voucher. This program is very similar to the regular Voucher program. The difference is that the Voucher is attached to the apartment unit.

Housing Authority Properties: The Housing Authority owns many affordable housing properties in Thurston County. These properties are not subsidized, but they do offer rents at below-market rates.

Other Housing Options: There are a number of properties in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties that offer subsidized rents for low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals or families.

Homeless Assistance: There are a number of nonprofit organizations that offer emergency and transitional housing for homeless individuals and families. Applications for this housing are through Thurston County’s Coordinated Entry system.

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV):  To assist individuals and families who are experiencing:

  • Homelessness
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Were recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family's homelessness or having high risk of housing instability

For more information about the EHV program, click here.

Have Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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