Press Release

Tacoma Housing Authority Opens its Housing Waitlist October 7-18, 2019

September 10, 2019

Households with three or more people can apply at between October 7-18, 2019. 

TACOMA, WA – September 10, 2019 – The Tacoma Housing Authority is pleased to announce that we will accept applications for our low-income housing programs for 12 days. We will accept applications from: 8 am Monday, October 7 to 5 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

The Tacoma Housing Authority invites all eligible households with three or more people to apply for our affordable housing programs. We offer two main kinds of housing help through this waitlist: affordable apartments to rent, or a voucher to help pay the rent in Tacoma.

Ways to Apply

  1. Online – Apply at THA’s Waitlist page. This is the best and fastest way to apply.
  2. Phone – Call (253) 448-2738, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  3. In-Person – Visit either of these offices Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

​Hilltop – 902 South L Street, Tacoma, WA
Salishan- 1724 East 44th Street, Tacoma, WA

What You Need to Apply

  • Full name and basic information for all family members
  • An active email address
  • Your Households yearly income
  • Social security numbers for adults (18 or older) who have a number

The Selection Process

We expect to get thousands of applications. A lottery will select about 1,200 households for our waitlist. This is about the number we can serve in two years. We will put them on the waitlist in random order. Starting November 4, 2019, we will contact applications and tell them if they were selected or not for the waitlist.

Applicants who do not get on the list may try again the next time we accept applications. We will likely accept applications again in about two years. Visit and sign up to get an email when the waitlist reopens.