Fast Facts

An Overview of Our Work

At the Tacoma Housing Authority we provide high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. Here are some fast facts about the work we do:

  • We serve over 11,500 people here in Tacoma.
  • Over 4,100 households receive assistance from THA to pay rent to private landlords and non-profit landlords.
  • About 1,460 households live in THA properties. 

View our "What We Do" Fact Sheet for more information. 


Our Properties

Housing Community Number of Units
Salishan 630
Hillside Terrace (Tax Credit Projects - family housing) 62 
Bay Terrace 148
Bergerson Terrace (Family) 72
Dixon Village (Family) 31
Seven Senior/Disabled Apartment Buildings 349
New Look Apartments 48
Outrigger 49
Highland Crest 73

THA also manages a Housing Choice Voucher Program that provides rental assistance to more than 3,700 households to rent from private landlords. 

All together, THA serves more than 11,500 persons  or about 6 percent of the City's residents. The great majority of the people receiving assistance from THA are elderly, disabled or children.


How We Do Our Work

THA is an independent municipal corporation formed under Washington State law. A five-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Tacoma governs THA. THA has no taxing authority and receives no regular operating funds from the City of Tacoma or the State of Washington. Most of its funds comes from rents that it charges to its tenants, fees that it earns in administering its various programs, subsidies from the federal government for its federal programs, developer fees that it earns when it builds or rebuilds, and grants from public and private sources.

THA or related tax-credit partnership owns almost 1,500 dwelling units of various designs and types scattered throughout the City of Tacoma.