Press Release

Tacoma Housing Authority Opening Low-Income Housing Waitlist for Households of 9 or 10 On November 15th

November 3, 2021

This is the first time THA has opened its waitlist in two years

TACOMA, WA November 3, 2021—The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) will open its low-income housing waitlist for eligible households of nine or ten people on Monday, November 15th, through Friday, December 3rd. This will be the first time THA has opened the waitlist since 2019. Households of nine or ten that meet the income eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. If selected for the waitlist, eligible households may receive an offer to lease a unit at a THA-owned property or receive a Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) voucher. THA aims to serve eligible households within 2 years, but the wait time may be longer.

“For the first time in two years, we are excited to reopen our waitlist and bring much-needed housing help to new and eligible households,” said Executive Director April Black. “Although we currently have hundreds of smaller households patiently waiting their turn on our waitlist, we anticipate openings at our larger units over the next two years. These units can accommodate households of nine or ten people, households which face many difficulties finding and securing affordable housing in the competitive region of Western Washington.”

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, applicants will not have the option of applying in person at THA’s main office. Instead, interested households may apply online at www.tacomahousing.org/waitlist. Alternatively, households can call (253) 448-2738 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, to apply over the phone. Households must apply between 8 AM Monday, November 15th and 5 PM, Friday, December 3rd, 2021, to be considered for the waitlist.

For those interested in applying for the waitlist, THA has created a helpful FAQ page, www.tacomahousing.org/waitlistfaq. For additional information or assistance navigating the application process, applicants are encouraged to email waitlist@tacomahousing.org.