Public Comment

Public Notice of THA’s Lease and Property Management Policies

October 1, 2015

The public comment period ended October 31, 2015

Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) is changing the funding of its homes under Public Housing to a project-based voucher through a program called RAD. This change in funding will mean a few good things for our communities:

  • THA will update its properties using $40 million in private dollars.
  • Over the next 18 months, each home will receive some upgrades. This is one of the reasons there have been so many inspections recently.
  • We will improve the exterior painting at Salishan, the community rooms and hallways at our high-rise buildings, the playground equipment at Bergerson Terrace and Dixon Village, and the landscaping at all of our properties.
  • With these upgrades, rent will remain the same (unless there has or have been a household change that would cause a change in rent calculation).
  • After 12 months on this new program, households will be eligible to move to another home in Tacoma with a Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) voucher. This program is similar to Section 8.