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Housing Authority Of Thurston County Olympia

1206 12th Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 753-8292
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Class of Housing: Housing Authority, Rental assistance, emergency housing, transitional housing, permanent housing, home repair.

General Information:

Office hours:

Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm

HATC Programs
Emergency Housing
The Housing Authority operates 4 units (16 beds) of emergency housing for families experiencing homelessness for up to 90 days.
Families with children are provided with 30 to 90 days of shelter while they locate permanent housing. Case managers work with the families to address the issues that caused them to become homeless and provide them with referrals to other services available in the community.
As openings in the program occur, families experiencing homelessness are referred to the shelter from the Family Support Center and Safe Place.
Transitional Housing
Transitional housing provides temporary rental assistance (up to 2 years) while families that have become homeless seek permanent housing and address the issues that caused their housing crisis.
Participants pay 30 percent of their income for rent. Participants attend educational workshops volunteering in case management services including the development of a housing stability plan. As openings in the program occur, families experiencing homelessness are referred to this program from the Family Support Center and Safe Place.
Permanent Housing
Housing Choice Vouchers
The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
The Waiting List for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is CLOSED
Mainstream Vouchers
There is no special application process for the Mainstream Program. Your answers to the questions on the Voucher application will help us determine your eligibility for this program. Simply complete the Voucher application form.
Family Unification
Eligibility for this program is limited to families who are referred by staff at the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). If you are working with Child Protective Services (CPS) or other programs at DCFS, please talk to your worker about your possible eligibility for this program.
Family Self-Sufficiency
This program is available only to a select group of households who are already receiving assistance under a Voucher Contract.  For more information, please talk to the Housing Specialist assigned to you at the Housing Authority.
Mod-Rehab/SRO Program
The following apartments have a subsidy separate from the Housing Choice Voucher program.  Residency in one of these buildings does not put a tenant in line for a voucher.  While living in the unit, the tenant's rent is subsidized.  You must apply on-site for the project you are interested in and that is currently accepting applications.
Fleetwood Apartments
119 7th Avenue SE, Olympia WA  98501. Owned by the Low Income Housing Institute.  Provides studio apartments for single individuals, who are homeless at time of application. (360) 704-3035
Martin Terrace Apartments
7917 Martin Way SE, Olympia WA  98513
    40 1 & 2 bedroom apartments on Martin Way near Hawks Prairie
    (360) 456-5125
Project-Based Voucher Units
Several apartments and single-family communities in Thurston County owned by not-for-profit housing providers which have Project-Based Voucher assistance attached to the units.   In other words, applicants accepted for tenancy will get the benefit of a voucher subsidy.  Once the tenant has completed at least one year of successful tenancy, he/she is eligible for a mover tenant-based voucher as soon as one is available.
Information on these projects follows.  Note that some of the units have specific eligibility criteria and serve special-needs populations.  If you meet the criteria and would benefit from these services, you may be eligible for the project's waiting list.
You must apply on-site to any project you are interested in and that is currently accepting applications.
Evergreen Vista Apartments
1209 Fern Street SW, Olympia WA  98502
    2 & 3 bedroom apartments
    (360) 352-2638
Drexel House Apartments
606 Devoe Street SW, Olympia WA  98501
    Operated by Catholic Community Services
    Furnished studio apartments for single individuals who are homeless at the time of application/li>
    (360) 753-3340
Drexel House Veterans' Housing
318 State Ave NE, Olympia WA  98501
    Owned and operated by Catholic Community Services
    Applications not accepted on-site
    Priority for honorably discharged veterans
    Furnished studio apartments for single individuals who are chronically homeless at the time of application and who may benefit from case managed services
    Access by referral through Thurston County's Coordinated Entry provider for single member households. (Sidewalk: 1139 5th Ave SE, Olympia WA  98501, 360-515-5587)
Quixote Village
3350 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater WA  98512
    Applications not accepted on site
    Owned and operated by PANZA, SRO tiny cottages for single, chronically homeless individuals who may benefit from case managed services
    Access by referral through Thurston County's Coordinated Entry provider for single member households. (Sidewalk: 11395 5th Ave SE, Olympia WA  98501, 360-515-5587)
Billy Frank Jr. Place
318 State Ave NE, Olympia WA  98501
    Owned and operated by the Low Income Housing Institute
    Applications not accepted on site
    Priority preference for veteran households
    Studio, one, and two bedroom units for homeless individuals and families who may benefit from case managed services.  Access by referral through any Thurston County Coordinated entry provider.
        For singles: Sidewalk 1139 5th Ave SE, Olympia WA  98501, 360-515-5587.
        For families with children: Family Support Center of South Sound: 201 Capitol Way N, Olympia WA  98501, 360-754-9297
        Youth aging out of Foster Care: Community Youth Services: 520 Pear St Se, Olympia WA  98501, 360-943-0780
Homes First!
4310 6th Ave SE #B, Lacey, WA  98503
    1-5 Bedroom homes, duplexes, triplexes, and apartments
    (360) 236-0920
Krislen Apartments
9525 Cullens Road SE, Yelm WA  98597
    Owned by Yelm Community Services for persons 62 and over or persons with Developmental Disabilities
    (360) 458-7000
Current Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Applicants – Updating your application:
Once you submit your application, it is very important that we have current contact information for your household, particularly your current address. Also, if your circumstances change to a degree that may affect your eligibility or priority for assistance you must report these changes. To report a change of circumstance, you may pick up a Change of Circumstance form at our office, or down load the Waiting List Change of Information form. All changes must be made in writing and submitted to our office by fax or by mail.


Date Of Last Record Update: 05-21-2018


Website: http://www.hatc.org/

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Helpful Definitions For Housing Authority Of Thurston County Olympia:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 





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