Portfolio Driving Tour

September 19, 2022

THA owns and manages a varied portfolio of properties. They are multifamily properties, single-family homes, and properties we use for business purposes.

THA’s residential properties include over 1,300 dwelling units. They vary in their design, size, financing and levels of affordability. These properties are in nearly every Tacoma neighborhood (and one in Lakewood!). They include seven apartment buildings reserved for seniors and persons with disabilities, six developments for families, and the community of New Salishan.

On this driving tour, you will see all of our family properties as you explore the great city of Tacoma.

Please note: many units have virtual tours available. If a unit type is hyperlinked, you may be able to click the link and take a virtual tour.

Beginning at THA’s headquarters at 902 S L Street and ending at the site of our commercial property, James Center North/Aviva Crossing, the entire tour takes approximately one and half hours depending on traffic.

THA Offices

  • 902 South L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

The primary offices and headquarters of the Tacoma Housing Authority are open to the public four days a week.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 AM–4 PM
  • Phone: (253) 207-4400

Housing Hilltop

  • 1011 South L Street, Tacoma, WA, 98405
Render of the Housing Hilltop development proposal, May 2022.

For several years, THA, the Hilltop community, and other local groups have been planning for the changes coming to the Hilltop due to the installation of the light rail.

While there are benefits from this investment, the community also clearly identified fear of losing its cultural identity, losing housing affordability and retail space no longer being affordable to small and BIPOC businesses. THA is making efforts to address these concerns in its Housing Hilltop development.

Development Plans

  • 231 affordable housing units.
  • 13,000 square feet of commercial retail space, including a 10,000-square-foot performing arts and community gathering space.
  • Housing policies that will allow households that have been displaced from the Hilltop to return to the neighborhood.

Hillside Terrace 1500

  • 1512 Court F, Tacoma, WA, 98405

The first family property of the tour, the 1500 Block of the Hillside Terrace community has a play area for children and a great view of the Sound.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 448-2783

Floor Plans

  • 1 bed/1 bath, 630 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath, 818 sq. ft.
  • 3 bed/1 bath, 1,580 sq. ft.

The Rise at 19th

  • 1815 South G Street, Tacoma, WA, 98405
Rise at 19th 07-30-2020-34

Located in the heart of Hilltop, The Rise at 19th features 64 beautiful, modern apartments with amazing views, a variety of family-friendly amenities, and a beautiful outdoor art piece titled, “The Jewels” created by Diane Hansen. Out of the 64 one and two-bedroom apartments, 14 units are reserved for veterans exiting homelessness, and another 14 units are reserved for people with physical disabilities.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 207-4400

Floor Plans

  • 1 bed/1 bath ADA, 491 sq. ft.
  • 1 bed/1 bath, 569 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath ADA, 730 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath, 693 sq. ft.

Hillside Terrace 2300

  • 2330 South G Street, Tacoma, WA, 98405
Hillside Terrace properties

The 2300 block of Hillside Terrace is a family community of beautiful townhome apartments in the heart of downtown Tacoma. The neighborhood surrounds a center courtyard, and features many nearby amenities, and close proximity to McCarver Park.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–3:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 448-2783

Floor Plans

Bay Terrace

  • 2550 South G Street, Tacoma, WA, 98405

A family property in the Hilltop neighborhood, Bay Terrace has 144 total apartments and townhomes with one, two, and three-bedroom standard and ADA options. The property features a 6,925-square-foot community space with a computer lab and management offices.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 448-2783

Floor Plans

Arlington Drive Youth Campus

  • 3811 East Arlington Drive, Tacoma, WA, 98409

One of the newest and most unique properties in THA’s portfolio, the Arlington Apartments opened in 2020 exclusively for young adults, 18 to 24 years old, who are experiencing homelessness, transitioning from foster care, or on the threshold of homelessness.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is on-site offering case management services, mental health support, substance use disorder counseling, and life skills training.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 656-3532

Floor Plans

  • 1 bed/1 bath, 484 sq. ft.
  • 1 bed/1 bath ADA, 480 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath, 689 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath ADA, 670 sq. ft.

Salishan

  • 1724 East 44th Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Our flagship property, the neighborhood of Salishan was originally built in 1942 when it became one of the region’s first intentionally racially integrated neighborhoods. In 2001, THA began a $225 million redevelopment of the Salishan neighborhood.

Today, New Salishan is a mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood made up of affordable and market-rate rental units, single-family homes, commercial buildings, and parks,

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 207-4447

Floor Plans

Dixon Village

  • 5420 South Stevens Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Dixon Village is a sprawling family property in south Tacoma. This community features updated townhome-style duplexes and single-family homes, nestled in a private cul-de-sac, with a play area in the center and private backyards. Dixon Village is ideal for family living.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 448-2783

Floor Plans

  • 3 bed/2 bath, 1088 sq. ft.
  • 3 bed/2 bath ADA, 1103 sq. ft.
  • 4 bed/2 bath, 1289 sq. ft.
  • 5 bed/2 bath, 1493 sq. ft.

Prairie Oaks

  • 8960 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA, 98499

Photo courtesy of Pavilion Construction.

The lone THA-owned property in Lakewood, Prairie Oaks is a mixed-use housing development owned by THA and operated by a third-party property management company.

Built in 2016, the Prairie Oaks complex includes a playground and a service center equipped with meeting rooms, computers, laundry, a shower, and a book nook for children. This property complies with Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards as well as the MBE/WBE goals set by THA.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 301-0117

Property Details

  • Area: 19,766 sq. ft.
  • Units: 15

Bergerson Terrace

  • 5303 South Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Perhaps the most colorful family property in THA’s portfolio, Bergerson Terrace is located in southwest Tacoma. The property is comprised of 72 single-level units spread out across several midrise buildings, complete with a state-of-the-art playground surrounded by a colorful mural painted by a group of Tacoma artists.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 448-2783

Floor Plans

  • 2 bed/1 bath, 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/1 bath ADA, 900 sq. ft.
  • 3 bed/1 bath, 1050 sq. ft.

North Highland Court

  • 3015 North Highland Street, Tacoma, WA, 98407

Acquired in 2022, the 35-unit North Highland Court apartment complex becomes only the third THA-owned property in the north end. The property was purchased to give voucher shoppers an option in the desirable north end neighborhood.

THA hired third-party property management company Spinnaker Property Management to manage the property, and voucher shoppers are prioritized as units become available.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 752-9883

Outrigger Apartments

  • 6102 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA, 98406

Outrigger is a medium-sized development in west Tacoma consisting of 49 units of low-income and market-rate housing. 50% of the one and two-bedroom units that make up the complex are required to be rented to residents with gross annual income at or below 80% of the Pierce County Median income.

The property is managed by third-party property management company, Spinnaker Property Management.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 565-4133

Highland Crest

  • 729 South Vassault Street, Tacoma, WA, 98465

Purchased by THA in 2017, Highland Crest Apartments is within walking distance of Tacoma Community College. It is a 73-unit multifamily project built in 2000.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4:30 PM
  • Phone: (253) 565-4113

Floor Plans

  • Studio/1 bath, 526 sq. ft.
  • 1 bed/1 bath, 805 sq. ft.
  • 2 bed/2 bath, 1056 sq. ft.

James Center North/Aviva Crossing

  • 1612 South Mildred Street, Tacoma, WA, 98465

James Center North is an existing commercial center located at 19th and Mildred, across from the Tacoma Community College Campus and Pierce Transit Center. THA purchased the 6.92-acre lot as it offers a unique opportunity to acquire a property that may be redeveloped to provide both market rate and affordable rental housing in a mixed-use setting that is adjacent to a transit center and within walking distance of grocery stores, parks, a community college, and public schools.

Although plans for the site remain in flux, THA renamed the property Aviva Crossing in 2022 in honor of the exciting possibilities the property represents.