Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) will open the public comment period for an amendment to the 2019 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan.

Residents, program participants, landlords, those on the waitlist and members of the public may submit comments on the proposed changes. The 30-day comment period begins on March 12, 2019 (8:00 a.m.) and ends April 12, 2019 (5:00 p.m.); all comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2019.

View the Proposed Amended Draft Plan

View the current 2019 MTW Plan on our Moving to Work page


Mail, Email or Call-in Comments to:

Tacoma Housing Authority
Ava Pittman
902 S. L Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 274-5581

THA will hold a public comment hearing to receive both oral and written comments on the amendment to the 2019 Plan. This hearing is not an appointment. It is not mandatory that you attend. The date, time, and location of the hearing are provided below:

Date: March 22, 2019
Time:  10 a.m.
Location: Salishan Family Investment Center
1724 East 44th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404

Please attend to offer your views on the amendment to the 2019 MTW Plan:
THA proposes to modify its recently approved MTW activity regarding its Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections. THA proposes to seek HUD approval to do the following: conduct its own HQS inspections for all THA-owned units and conduct its own determination of whether rents are reasonable and rent negotiations. This change intends to simplify THA’s inspection process and to ensure that THA’s units meet our high standards of quality. Normally, HUD requires THA to hire a third-party to do this work for us but THA seeks to do this work ourselves. THA takes pride in its portfolio and will ensure units meet and/or exceed Housing Quality Standards. This change may also reduce costs by performing these functions in-house.

Call Ava Pittman at (253) 274-5581 if you need any reasonable accommodations or interpreters.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019